These Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are a comforting twist to traditional mashed potatoes… they’re creamy, cheesy, buttery goodness!
Don’t get me wrong, I love regular mashed potatoes, but when I’m craving an extra-comforting potato side dish, this is my go-to recipe.
How Many Days Can You Keep Mashed Potatoes In the Fridge?
When stored properly in an airtight container, mashed potatoes are good in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days, so they’re a perfect make-ahead side dish for the holidays.
How to Reheat Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes tend to dry out when refrigerated, so stir in some milk (or milk and melted butter) before reheating.
- Slow Cooker: Butter the insert of your slow cooker before transferring mashed potatoes to the insert. Cover and reheat on low heat for approximately 3 hours, stirring every hour.
- Oven: Place mashed potatoes in a baking dish covered with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 45 minutes, or until desired temperature is reached.
- Stovetop: The best way to reheat mashed potatoes on your stovetop is with indirect heat by using a double boiler. Here are helpful articles for a DIY double boiler and how to use a double boiler. Heat mashed potatoes over 1 to 2 inches of simmering water in a double boiler for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Microwave: Microwave at 50% power in a covered microwave-safe dish for 2 minutes. Add additional time as needed.
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Originally published November 15, 2014. Updated with new photographs, recipe revised and republished on November 2, 2019.