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To Die For Make-ahead Mashed Potatoes

To Die For Make-ahead Mashed Potatoes


These are the BEST mashed potatoes EVER! And they are so user-friendly because you can make them the night before. I never take these anywhere without people begging me for the recipe. Once you make these, you will never want to make them any other way. Also great in twice-baked potatoes. And, if you need really easy, buy pre-cooked mashed potatoes, add from these ingredients, stir, and re-heat in microwave. Tastes almost as good as home-made! My favorite way to cook these are in the crockpot! EDIT: Please note that I have always cooked these in the crockpot and have never baked them; I have gotten new feedback that they taste FAR BETTER if cooked in the crockpot, so this is now my only recommendation for cooking source.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 45

Cook Time : 120

Total Time : 165


Serves 8-10

  • 8medium potatoes

  • 1cup sour cream

  • 8ounces cream cheese

  • 4tablespoons butter

  • 1⁄4 cup chives

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1pinch marjoram (optional)

  • 1⁄2-1cup thinly sliced green onion

  • bacon bits or 2 slices cooked crumpled bacon

  • milk

  • paprika


  • 01

    Boil potatoes until tender.

  • 02

    Beat softened cream cheese and sour cream in mixing bowl.

  • 03

    Add hot potatoes and beat until smooth, adding small amounts of milk as needed.

  • 04

    Add butter, chives, salt, pepper and onion powder and beat until well-mixed.

  • 05

    Add garlic, green onions, and marjoram and beat until well-mixed.

  • 06

    Pour into either casserole dish or crockpot.

  • 07

    Dot with additional butter and sprinkle with paprika.

  • 08

    Bake for 25 minutes in 350°F oven or cook on low in crockpot for 2-3 hours. If cooked in crockpot, add a few additional drops of butter and stir, just before serving.

  • 09

    Sprinkle with Bacon Bits or crumpled bacon just before serving.

  • 10

    NOTE: Can be refrigerated overnight in either casserole dish or crockpot.



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