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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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Make these easy Duchess potatoes ahead of time then freeze in serving size portions.


  • 5 or 6 medium potatoes, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup cream or half-and-half
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons water


Mash hot cooked potatoes with butter, salt, pepper, egg yolks, and cream. Beat until light and fluffy. Spoon onto baking sheets in serving-size mounds. Freeze until solid then package in food storage bags or containers; stor in freezer.

To serve, place frozen potato mounds on a lightly greased baking sheet. Mix 1 beaten egg with water; brush potato mounds with beaten egg mixture. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are browned and cooked through.
Serves 4 to 6.

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 5 out of 5
Duchess Mashed Potatoes, Member BarbaraFelkner

This was a wonderful make ahead recipe and so easy. I added cornflake crumbs on top of the egg mixture which caused too much browning at 425 so I lowered the temperature to about 350. It took longer than 10 minutes but they were heated through and this recipe made enough for 10 guests. Some were children so I made the mounds smaller for them.

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