Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Mashed Potatoes, Can You?

Today is Easter, and a staple in the Easter dinner menu is mashed potatoes. Of course, it doesn’t need to be a Holiday to prepare mashed potatoes.

Buying potatoes in bulk (10-20 lb bags) is the most economical way to shop, but can also lead to more leftovers. Or rotting potatoes (Food Safety- Throw Away Potatoes With Sprouts, Or Cook them Anyway?). Can you freeze mashed potatoes?

Yes you can! Here’s how:

Place mashed potatoes in an airtight container, or in a heavy duty freezer bag. The thaw easier if they are frozen flat (like in a bag). Remove any excess air. Label and date the container. For best results, freeze for up to 10 months. To thaw, place in a covered bowl and microwave at 50% power for about 5 minutes.

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