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Prep-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

00:40:00 Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each.
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Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each.

Sour cream and cream cheese keep this favourite deliciously rich so you can prepare it the night before and just microwave when you're ready.

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  • Place potatoes in large saucepan. Add enough water to completely cover potatoes. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15 min. or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain potatoes; return to saucepan. Add sour cream, cream cheese and milk. Mash with potato masher to desired consistency. Spoon into microwaveable serving bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet on medium-high heat; add mushrooms. Cook 5 min. or until mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently. Spoon into small bowl; cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Vent plastic wrap covering potatoes. Microwave on HIGH 6 to 8 min. or until heated through; stir. Top with mushrooms. Microwave, uncovered, an additional 2 to 3 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with thyme.


Prepare as directed, using shiitake, oyster or cremini mushrooms.


Substitute fresh chives for the thyme.

Make it Easy

You can peel the potatoes if desired - it's a matter of personal preference. The skins add texture, nutrients and colour to the dish.

Make Ahead

These potatoes can be made up to 2 days before your holiday celebration.

Size Wise

You can still enjoy your favourite foods while keeping portion size in mind.


  • Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each.
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 85mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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