Make ahead Baked mashed potatoes

Deb Crane


These creamy flavorful potatoes can be made ahead. A real time saver when the last thing you want to do is mash potatoes when everything is already done! Cottage cheese and sauteed onions and garlic add flavor and creamy goodness!


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  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 lb
    potatoes,peeled and quartered ( i fill up a collender full )
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (and pepper to taste)
  • 1
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, dried
  • ·
    panko bread crumbs (or crackers or bread crumbs) to top

How to Make Make ahead Baked mashed potatoes


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    Place potatoes in large pot of boiling water and cook until tender.
  2. While potatoes are boiling, saute onion and garlic in butter till transparent.
    When potatoes are tender, drain the potatoes and add the sauteed onion and garlic and the rest of the ingredients (except for the bread crumbs)
    A mix master makes this an easy job. If you dont have one, a hand blender would work just as good.
    Mix it all until creamy.
  3. Place mixture in a 2 quart baking dish.
    At this point, you can cover and put it in the refrigerator for up to a day before baking. (adding the bread crumbs right before baking)
    Or, you can top with Panko bread crumbs (or whatever topping you wish) and bake right away.
    Bake uncovered @ 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes,until top is browned and golden. Let sit for a few minutes and dig in!
  4. I love the fact that you can make these ahead of time and bake them when you are ready. One less thing to have to do at the last minute. And, they are full of flavor! I usually do these without waiting, as it is easy and delicious.

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About Make ahead Baked mashed potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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