Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

This recipe can actually be made the day before Thanksgiving, which means one more thing you can check off your list before the big day!


  • 9 Potatoes, Peeled and Cubed
  • 6 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbs Butter


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until tender but firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl or stand mixer, and mash until smooth.
  4. Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or continue cooking.

Two options for cooking:

Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, spread potatoes into a lightly greased baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes.

Crockpot: Place the potato mixture into the Crockpot and heat on high stirring a few times to ensure the potatoes don’t stick to the sides.  Once hot, set the Crockpot to warm until ready to serve.

Tip: If you prefer fluffier potatoes, simply add some milk before baking.  You can try using onion and chive flavored cream cheese for an extra boost of flavor!