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Make Ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

These Make Ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes are truly the perfect side dish recipe!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic mashed potatoes recipe, mashed potatoes with cream cheese, mashed potatoes with sour cream
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 10 medium (or 8-9 large) potatoes I used white potatoes here, but Yukon Gold or russet potatoes also work well
  • 6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Optional garnish: fresh chives or parsley
  1. Peel and quarter potatoes. Cover with warm water and boil until tender (about 30 minutes). Drain. Mash.
  2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Serve immediately or transfer potatoes to a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.
  4. To reheat: dot with butter and bake, uncovered for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees F (or until heated through).
Recipe Notes


  • I used white potatoes for this recipe, but you can also use russet potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes. Red potatoes will work, but they're not my top choice because they tend to yield a less-creamy dish.
  • Make sure that your cream cheese and sour cream are at room temperature before you mix them into the potatoes.
  • Use chive cream cheese for extra flavor in the mashed potatoes!
  • Garnish with chopped fresh chives, green onions, or parsley for a bright, fresh finish to the dish!
Nutrition Facts
Make Ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the recipe)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 424mg18%
Potassium 776mg22%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.