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8 Can You Freeze Mashed Potatoes?

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....

Potato Pancakes
Croquettes
Perogies

Image and video hosting by TinyPicCan you think of any other uses for leftover mashed potatoes?



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