We were asked to bring 10 foil wrapped baked potatoes to our church Christmas party. Others brought salads and side dishes while the church provided the meat and dessert. It was a fabulous dinner, however, there were TONS of baked potatoes left over!
After giving several dozens away to families that needed meals, there were STILL tons left over. I asked if I could take half of what was left. I just couldn't bear to see those baked potatoes thrown away!
Can you freeze mashed potatoes? Yes! Here's how:
Peel the baked potatoes and put them in an electric mixer with the whisk or paddle attachment. Blend until smooth. I did not add any salt, butter or cream to them, as I wanted to use them for many recipes that only need a small quantity of cooked potatoes.
Measure them and put them in a Ziploc freezer bag, squeezing as much air as you can, and stick them in the freezer. You can also use a large ice cream scoop to freeze individual portions. Freeze the balls of potato on a tray for a couple of hours, then transfer to a freezer safe plastic bag.
Just think of all the recipes that use mashed potatoes....