Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

I love this easy make ahead mashed potatoes recipe! It’s so convenient to stock up the freezer, making it even easier to serve a delicious meal on busy evenings or big holiday get togethers.

You can serve this recipe plain or load it up, making it an extra special side dish. Either way is dee-licious!

First, start a big pot of boiling water on the stove. And while you are waiting for the water to boil, peel and cube about 12 large potatoes. Cook.

Drain almost all of the water from the pot, leaving about 4 tablespoons in with the potatoes. Add your cubed butter to the pot and cover with a lid for about 2-3 minutes or until the butter is melted.

Then, take your potato masher and hand mash the potatoes getting as many big lumps as possible.

Then, after they have cooled, put them in a large, freezer safe zip lock bag, label it and flatten the bag out so it will take up less space in your freezer.

When you are ready to heat, just thaw the bag overnight in the refrigerator. Once completely thawed, pour into an oven safe dish, cover, and heat at 375˚ for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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