I am having a party after Christmas & I am planning the menu.
I want to make as much food ahead of time as Is possible.
make twice baked cheesy potatoes and them re-heat them in the oven on Christmas day. They will be great.
yes, you can make them even a week before and freeze them
They usually taste a bit different... Maybe if you warm them up for the second time in the oven and add a tad more butter? dont know for sure but that's what i would do. good luck
I think so should taste fine if you don't over re-heat it
Yes, I often use leftover mashed potatoes to make croquettes. You just need to fluff them up again with a fork, and reheat in the micro wave.
Yeah, of course!! Just stick them in the oven or microwave to heat up on the day of the event!!!!!!!
Adding Cream Cheese to the potatoes is good, and I think it makes them reheat better.
Deluxe mashed potatoes, with cream cheese, sour cream, butter, Cheddar, and seasonings.
8 to 12 medium baking potatoes, (about 3 to 4 lbs)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
6 to 8 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 to 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Peel and quarter potatoes. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in enough water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain off liquid. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, garlic powder, and pepper. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer till fluffy. Turn mixture into a buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Top with the shredded Cheddar cheese.
Cover and bake in 350° oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer.
Serves 8 to 10.
Leave off the cheddar cheese topping if you're going to serve them the next day- you can add it when they're reheated.
Mashed potatoes should be made the same day the are going to be eaten. However, you can make the mashed potatoes a little earlier, put them in a heat proof bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and put the bowl on a pot of simmering water. Don't let the bowl sit in the hot water, the premise is similar to using a double boiler.
You might want to make a potato gratin which can be prepared a day ahead , refrigerate, & bake the next day.
Go to epicurious.com or allrecipes.com to find a recipe.