Easy Way to Freeze Mashed Potatoes

EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick (cream cheese!) to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

Ok, it’s a few days after Thanksgiving and you’re eyeing the mashed potatoes suspiciously that have been sitting in the refrigerator.  You don’t think they can last another day in the fridge but you don’t want to throw them away.  Why? They were so good!  Why else? Think of all the money in butter you spent!

Can you freeze mashed potatoes?

Yes, you can! And you’re going to love how easy this freezing mashed potatoes method is!EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

How to freeze mashed potatoes:

Place your mashed potatoes in air tight plastic or glass containers with completely sealed lids.  Place them in the freezer.
You can also keep them in containers and cover with plastic/saran wrap. I would do double or triple plastic wrap to be safe. 
EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

These are the glass containers I use for freezing mashed potatoes.  I love these glass containers so much we got rid of all of our plastic tupperware.  I’ll never look back!EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

How much should you freeze?  That’s up to you.  I like to do 2-4 servings per container to cover dinner.  

If you want to freeze individual servings fill a muffin pan with mashed potatoes and freeze it.  Once the potatoes are frozen, remove from muffin cup and then freeze in glass containers as instructed above.
EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

How to Reheat Mashed Potatoes

  1. *MOST RECOMMENDED WAY*  Thaw in the refrigerator.  Heat in a shallow baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, or until any water is evaporated.
  2. Thaw in the refrigerator.  Heat on stove in small pot over medium heat, until the potatoes are thoroughly heated, about 5-10 minutes.

EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

The Secret to Reheating Mashed Potatoes

Add cream cheese in the mashed potatoes before heating.  Stir.  Heat per above instructions.  If you don’t have cream cheese on hand, you can also use sour cream. This will make your frozen mashed potatoes taste extra delicious,  even after months of being in the freezer! 

For 2 servings of mashed potatoes – add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese.
For 3 servings of mashed potatoes – add 3 tablespoons of cream cheese.
For 4 servings of mashed potatoes – add 4 tablespoons of cream cheese.

EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

How Long do Mashed Potatoes Last in the Freezer?

Mashed Potatoes can last about 10 months in the freezer, but I find that using them within 6 months gives the best tasting potatoes.  Make sure to add cream cheese or sour cream to make them extra creamy!

Tips for Freezing Mashed Potatoes

  • Don’t freeze in plastic bags, they tend to make the potatoes more watery which you don’t want.
  • Mashed Potatoes freeze best when they’re made with milk and butter.  The fat helps the potatoes freeze better.
  • Now you can make Thanksgiving a little easier by freezing your potatoes a week early! 

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EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! I always freeze mashed potatoes to serve for quick weeknight dinners!

Well that’s it!  Can you freeze mashed potatoes?  Yes!  It’s so easy to freeze mashed potatoes if you follow these instructions!  Enjoy!

How to Freeze Mashed Potatoes

EASY way to FREEZE Mashed Potatoes! Follow these step by step instructions on how to freeze leftover mashed potatoes and get the magic trick (cream cheese!) to make them taste great! Never throw away leftover Thanksgiving or holiday potatoes again! 

Course Side Dish
Keyword how to freeze mashed potatoes

Ingredients

  • mashed potatoes

Instructions

  1. Store them in the freezer in air tight plastic or glass containers with completely sealed lids.  You can also keep them in containers and cover with plastic/saran wrap.

How to Reheat Mashed Potatoes

  1. Option 1. *MOST RECOMMENDED WAY*  Thaw in the refrigerator.  Heat in a shallow baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, or until any water is evaporated.

  2. Option 2. Thaw in the refrigerator.  Heat on stove in small pot over medium heat, until the potatoes are thoroughly heated, about 10 minutes.

The Secret to Reheating Mashed Potatoes

  1. Add cream cheese in the mashed potatoes before heating.  Stir.  Heat per above instructions.  If you don’t have cream cheese on hand, you can also use sour cream.

    For 2 servings of mashed potatoes – add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese.
    For 3 servings of mashed potatoes – add 3 tablespoons of cream cheese.
    For 4 servings of mashed potatoes – add 4 tablespoons of cream cheese.

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