The holidays are approaching and that means we are all planning our holiday menus–and I’m willing to bet that mashed potatoes are on that list. Every year for Thanksgiving we go to my mother’s for dinner but then on Friday I do an entire Thanksgiving dinner just for my husband and kids and we eat the leftovers all weekend long. I LOVE Thanksgiving dinner so there are no complaints about leftovers from me!
One of the things that I do when I make the big dinner is I make extra mashed potatoes and then freeze them for a dinner later on in the month, when everything is crazy busy and I don’t have time to cook from scratch. Knowing how to freeze mashed potatoes has saved me so much time on busy nights and on holidays too…shhh don’t tell anyone that my mashed potatoes on Christmas Day were defrosted that morning!
- Prepare mashed potatoes as you typically would and then put in a freezer safe dish. I typically use a glass baking dish.
- Cover with plastic wrap and then cover with tin foil.
- Place item in freezer and freeze.
- When you are ready to eat the item just defrost in the fridge, add butter cut into small squares on top and place in an oven pre-heated to 250 degrees and cook until warm, stirring occasionally.
- NOTE: If you feel that the potatoes are getting too thick you can thin with milk.
Also, since they are already fully cooked you can just warm them up in the microwave if you are truly short on time.
You can also freeze them in individual size servings by placing them on a baking sheet and flash freezing them. Then you can just pull out the amount that you want to cook.
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