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Old 11-04-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

I'm notorious for buying potatoes and not using the entire bag. I'm wondering if I could make mashed potatoes and freeze in dinner or snack sized portions.
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Old 11-04-2016, 04:01 PM   #2
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I'm picky about texture but I think frozen mashed potatoes are awful! You might try a little and see if you like them, though.
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Default Re: Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

Never tried it.... But maybe if the texture changes, which would make sense, you could use the frozen stuff for things like adding to soups to thicken...? Or in something like a Shepherds pie where the potatoes are baked again? Just something to possibly try?
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Default Re: Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

No, they don't thaw out right. Think gritty mush.


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Default Re: Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

FWIW, When I make Shepherd's Pie to freeze, I put an egg in the potato topping. That's the only way it turns out well.
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Default Re: Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

Thank you! I never would have guess gritty mush. And, good to know about shepherd's pie. I was planning to make a batch and freeze in individual portions for my dd.
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I've never done mashed potatoes alone but I make Pierogies (filling is mashed potatoes) and they come out great. I've also frozen twice baked potatoes with great success.
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Default Re: Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

I would concur with all the previous posts. So the answer is maybe yes, maybe no. My DH has used frozen leftover mashed potatoes for lunches at work and one time he took a container of leftover icing, put some leftover pasta sauce and veggies, and had a very big suprise when reheated and tried to eat it. Icing instead of mashed potatoes is not recommended.
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I would concur with all the previous posts. So the answer is maybe yes, maybe no. My DH has used frozen leftover mashed potatoes for lunches at work and one time he took a container of leftover icing, put some leftover pasta sauce and veggies, and had a very big suprise when reheated and tried to eat it. Icing instead of mashed potatoes is not recommended.

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It's not very good. You can freeze grated potatoes raw. Google it because I haven't done it in awhile and I can't remember if there's anything special to do
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Huh, I say yes. Mine turn out fine.... you have to thaw them completely first, then heat with a little more milk and really stir them up tho. I have never tried using the.micro for them
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I wonder if the type of potato changes how well it freezes?
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Default Re: Can I freeze mashed potatoes?

ooh, good point. Now I'm tempted to do a science experiment. And, turn it into a homeschool lesson.
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ooh, good point. Now I'm tempted to do a science experiment. And, turn it into a homeschool lesson.
Based on the variety of answers in this thread AND the mere fact that apparently so many have succesfully or unsuccesfuly attempted to do this, I would say that a science experiment would be beneficial!

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