Sunday, November 1, 2015

Make Ahead Parmesan Mashed Potatoes for #SundaySupper

This year instead of stressing out trying to get dinner on the table at one time, do yourself a favor and make a few dishes ahead of time that will only need to be put into the oven and rewarmed before dinner is served.

There are many dishes that are perfect for this lasagna, stew, soup and even mashed potatoes. Yep, you heard me right.  These mashed potatoes are perfect.  They can be made the day before, put into a casserole and then reheated right before dinner.  They are creamy and cheesy and delicious.  You will use these mashed potatoes for every dinner party you have and they will be a hit each and every time.

I don't use this recipe for my every day mashed potatoes because they are very rich and calorie laden but for special occasions where you are not worrying about dieting but only about celebrating....they are perfect!

Since this week's Sunday Supper theme is Easy Holiday Entertaining, co-hosted by Michelle of  The Complete Savorist  and Val of Lifestyle Food Artistry, I thought I would share the recipe with you.  Your holiday guests will rave about these potatoes and you can just sit back and enjoy the accolades.  They don't need to know how easy they were to prepare.

I baked and served mine in this lovely new casserole.
A birthday gift from my sister.

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
very slightly adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

3 lbs of new potatoes, unpeeled (I used a combination of red and white potatoes)
1 T. kosher salt
1 1/2 c. half and half
1 stick butter
1 (8 oz) package sour cream
1/2 c. shredded parmesan (I used an asiago, romano, parmesan mix)
salt and pepper to taste
extra cheese for sprinkling

Place the potatoes and 1 T. of salt in a large pot with cold water just to cover potatoes.  Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer covered for 25-35 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Drain.

In a small saucepan, heat the butter and half and half.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix them on lowest speed jut until they break up.  Slowly add the hot cream and butter mixing on the lowest setting.  Add the sour cream and cheese and mix just until folded in.  Season with salt and pepper then pour into an oven safe casserole.  Sprinkle with additional cheese.  Let cool and then cover and refrigerate.  

When ready to serve, remove casserole from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Place casserole in a preheated 350* oven and bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes.  Print Recipe

Here are some other ideas that will make your Holiday Entertaining a Piece of Cake

Main and Side Dishes
Desserts and Baked Goods

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  1. I LOVE that I can make mashed potatoes ahead of time and then just reheat. Great idea to include cheese, too.

  2. i'm all over make ahead side dishes! It makes dinners much smoother!

  3. Love mashed- don't get to eat them often but they do appear on a holiday table. Great post!

  4. According to my hubby, I don't make mashed potatoes nearly enough! Your recipe will make him very happy!

  5. I'm not usually a fan of mashed potatoes, but with Parmesan I might actually dig in! Sounds yummy!

    1. Let me know what you think if you decide to try them Shaina

  6. Wow is that a glorious heap of mashed potatoes! I bet these go quickly at any party!

  7. Oh my goodness gracious alive.....I want to go to the kitchen right now and start peeling potatoes. And it's midnight!!

    1. LOL...if you make these ahead, all you have to do is reheat them at midnight.


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