These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before dinner—simply reheat and serve!

10 mins
45 mins


  • Large pot
  • 9"×13″ baking dish


  • 3 lbs Little Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package Low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided


  • Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water (ensure that the potatoes are just covered), cook potatoes until tender (no need to peel or chop!), about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain.

  • Step 2

    Add broth, milk, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, dried parsley, and pepper and mash until smooth. Stir in chives and one cup cheese.

  • Step 3

    Lightly grease a 9"×13″ baking dish and spread potatoes in the pan. Top with remaining one cup cheese and cover in foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours, until ready to bake, or bake immediately.

  • Step 4

    To bake: Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes or until hot.

  • Step 5

    Uncover and broil if desired. Garnish with chives.