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Golden Mashed Potatoes

I got a variation of this recipe for make-ahead mashed potatoes from my friend Jean some years ago and have made it many times over the years. It's nice to have the potatoes mashed ahead of time and ready for the table piping hot at dinner time.

  • 10 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup herbed cream cheese (we like herb and garlic)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crumbled bacon bits and chopped green onions for topping
  1. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender. Drain.
  2. Mash potatoes...adding cream cheese, sour cream, butter, milk, chives and salt & pepper.
  3. Mash until creamy.
  4. Spoon into lightly greased casserole...and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to two days...discard plastic wrap before baking.
  6. Bake at 350°F for one hour or until heated through.
  7. Sprinkle with bacon bits and green onions.

    Optional topping ~ Sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated cheese before baking and omit bacon bits.


  1. That sounds & looks really yummy!

  2. Will give this a try next time I need mash patatpes.

  3. Sounds good.I think I will have to start reading this blog at a different time of day.Maybe closer to supper time,so I get inspired to make these recipes.:0

  4. This is a great idea. Never thot about making potatoes ahead of time but one sure could use options like that when preparing big meals! AND...bonus...these sound scrumptious!

  5. I have never used the "golden" potatoes...but think I will give them a try...these "smashed taters" sure look good!!!! God Bless...Ora in KY

  6. Oh my that does sound good. I have heard of folks cooking mashed potatoes in the crock pot and this sounds like a recipe that would work for that.

  7. I love dishes that you can make ahead..I usually use red potatoes but I'd like to try this variety and your recipe!

  8. This is a GREAT recipe!! What a time saver.

  9. I'm a new follower and I feel like I have found a real treasure in this blog! Thank you! I love the Psalms verse you used in your header. I use it each time I back goodies for someone!

  10. Wow I'm so glad I found this blog. I love to read about the type of food people from other countries eat and now I can try some of these great recipes.

  11. these sound super yummy! i look to giving them a try

  12. Yum...I was just thinking today of a "make ahead" mashed potato recipe I could try for our Christmas dinner. These are definately going on the "to try" list.


  13. This mashed potato recipe looks absolutely delicious. Very nice.

  14. I made these up tonight. They are delicious!

  15. Mashed potatoes got the better of me this year. I will try this next time! Thanks for sharing.

  16. This sounds like a good idea, as making mashed potatoes can be a tedious task when making other meal preparations along with it.

    I have one question though please.

    These won't change their texture, or become too dry when re-heating? Sounds like a good idea, but, just would like to know that before trying.

    Thank you.

  17. First time I have ever served make-ahead mashed potatoes. I loved it! They were very delicious and reheating took nothing away from their texture. Another great recipe from MGCC!


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