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How To Freeze Mashed Potatoes

Warm, Comforting and delicious potato flavor! Mashed Potatoes are THE BEST! I’ll show you how to freeze Mashed Potatoes to save it for a later meal! 

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Classic Mashed Potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes made from scratch or from Canned Potatoes are delish! YUM!

Why This Recipe Works

  • It’s an easy way to make Mashed Potatoes ahead for a later meal!
  • You already have everything you need! 
  • It’s a great way to store a partial meal of Mashed Potatoes for later too!

Here’s How It’s Done:

STEP 1. Label your Gallon Size FREEZER  ziplock bag with the date, name of what will be in the package and a use by date. (6 months). 

freezer bag labeled with mashed potatoes

STEP 2. Put the potatoes into the bag, squeeze out as much air as possible and set it in the freezer. 

mashed potatoes in labeled bag in freezer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Do Mashed Potatoes Freeze Well? 

Yes, mashed potatoes freeze just fine and will last in the freezer for about 6 months! 

How Do I Reheat Frozen Mashed Potatoes?

Frozen Mashed potatoes can be reheated by…. 

  1. thawing the mashed potatoes in the refrigerator for 24 hours, 
  2. by laying the freezer bag in a bowl of cool water and allowing it to float there for an hour or 
  3. by microwaving on the “thaw” setting. 

Then, 

  • Heat over medium heat on the stove top, stir frequently. You may need to add a little milk or chicken stock to thin them slightly.

How Do I Thaw Frozen Mashed Potatoes? 

Frozen Mashed potatoes can be reheated by…. 

  • thawing the mashed potatoes in the refrigerator for 24 hours, 
  • by laying the freezer bag in a bowl of cool water and allowing it to float there for an hour or 
  • by microwaving on the “thaw” setting. 

Can I Freeze Mashed Potatoes That Have Already Been Cooked? 

Yes! Absolutely, simply follow the instructions given below and you’ll have perfect potatoes  to reheat for later. 

How Long are Frozen Mashed Potatoes Good For? 

Frozen Mashed Potatoes are good for about 6 months from the date you froze it. If kept strictly at freezing, then it will be good for much longer, but in most cases a home freezer doesn’t keep things quite that frosty.

Is It Better to Do This Before or After Cooking? 

I like to freeze mine after cooking. The texture and consistency is better that way. 

How Far In Advance Can You Make Mashed Potatoes? 

You can make mashed potatoes up to 2 days before you plan to use them. When ready to use, heat on the stove top over low heat, add a little milk and stir frequently. 

Can Frozen Mashed Potatoes Go Bad? 

Yes, they can. If you notice freezer burn, ice crystals packed into the bag or an off smell when thawing, then throw them away.

A bowl of mashed potatoes on a swirled green napkin and a fork

Canned Mashed Potatoes

Tips and Tricks 

  • Allow  to cool completely before putting into the bag. 
  • Squeeze as much air as possible from the freezer bag before freezing. 
  • For reheating, add a little milk to the thawed potatoes to help with the reheat. 
  • Reheat slowly over low heat. 
  • Thaw by placing the bag in the refrigerator 24 hours before using. 
  • Great Potato info!

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A bowl of mashed potatoes on a swirled green napkin and a fork

How to Freeze Mashed Potatoes

Warm, Comforting and delicious potato flavor! Mashed Potatoes are THE BEST! I’ll show you how to freeze Mashed Potatoes to save it for a later meal!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezing mashed potatoes, how to freeze mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Mashed Potatoes This recipe works for any amount of mashed potatoes

Instructions

  • Label your freezer bag with the name of the contents, the date and a use by date (6 months from now).
  • Put the mashed potatoes into the bag and squeeze out as much air as possible. Place the bag into the freezer.

Notes

  • Allow mashed potatoes to cool completely before putting into the freeze bag. 
  • Squeeze as much air as possible from the freezer bag before freezing. 
  • For reheating, add a little milk to the thawed potatoes to help with the reheat. 
  • Reheat slowly over low heat. 
  • Thaw by placing the bag in the refrigerator 24 hours before using. 
  • This recipe works for any amount of mashed potatoes

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Freeze Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 329mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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