Do-Ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Homemade mashed potatoes you can make ahead! It doesn't get much better. Mmm.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 8

3
pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cut into pieces
6
cloves garlic, peeled
3/4
cup milk
1/2
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, mix potatoes and garlic; add enough water (salted if desired) to cover. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Shake pan with potatoes over low heat to dry. Mash potatoes and garlic in pan with potato masher or electric mixer until no lumps remain.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat milk, whipping cream, butter, salt and pepper over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted; reserve and refrigerate 1/4 cup mixture. Add remaining milk mixture in small amounts to potatoes, mashing after each addition, until potatoes are light and fluffy. (Amount of milk needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on kind of potatoes used.)
  • 3 Grease 2-quart casserole. Spoon potatoes into casserole; cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350ºF. Pour reserved milk mixture over potatoes. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until hot. Stir potatoes before serving.

Expert Tips

If you're not serving gravy with the mashed potatoes, try any of these ideas for perking up your potatoes: • Sprinkle 1 cup crushed herb-seasoned croutons over potatoes. • Sprinkle 1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions over potatoes. • Place purchased pesto in a resealable plastic bag; snip off a tiny corner and drizzle pesto over potatoes. • Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese over potatoes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.