Mashed Potato Tips and Recipes

Today I shared my recipe for my Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole which is a delicious way to repurpose leftover mashed potatoes. It is also a great way to salvalge your mashed potatoes if you accidentally made them too runny. Since I have potatoes on my mind, I thought I would share a few more mashed potato tips and a few recipes.

The easiest way I have discovered to make perfectly smooth, lump-free mashed potatoes is to use a ricer: Cooking Tip - how to make perfect, lump-free mashed potatoes every single time! You just spoon the cooked potatoes into the potato ricer and squeeze. Add your butter, milk, and seasonings and stir together with a spoon. Voila, the creamiest mashed potatoes ever!

Putting all of the dishes on the buffet while still hot can be a little tricky on Thanksgiving. I make it a little easier by making my mashed potatoes in advance and then keep them warm in a Slow Cooker. One less thing to worry about while trying to carve the turkey!

You can also make Twice Baked Potatoes the day before and then all you have to do is reheat them before serving them.

At the holidays we have people around our table with all types of food allergies and special needs. Here are a few dairy-free mashed potato recipes:

Recipes for using up Leftover Mashed Potatoes:

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Looks delicious Alea.I need to buy potato ricer.

  2. I think mashed are my favourite way to both serve and eat potatoes…Thank you for the great tips, and the wonderful recipe links (and thank you for sharing my Shepherd’s Pie too!).

  3. a ricer- now that is a fantastic idea. I always just use a masher but sometimes they can be too lumpy so this is great!

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