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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Lisa Gottschalk


3 lbs. potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cubed
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 bacon strips, chopped
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped

Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; mash potatoes with cream cheese, sour cream, and butter. Stir in milk and seasonings.

In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.

Transfer potato mixture to a greased 13x9 baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, onions, and bacon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Coming from a large family and loving to entertain, these potatoes are always my go-to-recipe. You can make them ahead of time, saving time and a mess when you're having a large gathering. They're delicious with or without gravy, so they work with any kind of meat.

I have also put them into a crockpot and heated them that way.




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