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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are the perfect easy holiday side dish that can be made the day before.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side
Servings 12


  • 5 lbs. Russet potatoes peeled, cooked and hot
  • 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk depending on how think or thin you like your mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the hot potatoes.
  • Add the cream cheese in small pieces and then add the butter.
  • Mix well until cheese and butter are melted and mixed.
  • Mix in the sour cream.
  • Add eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Place in a 9x13 inch dish and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
  • Sprinkle with chives before serving (optional)