Homemade Freezer Friendly Instant Mashed Potato
Freezer Meal Prep. If you know me, you know I love it. I also love having mashed potatoes as a side for my dinner.
While I don't mind peeling potatoes, chopping them up and letting them cook. I do mind having to do that over and over again. It's also disappointing when you're potatoes go off because you didn't use them within a few days of buying them.
Not only does meal prepping mashed potato save time during dinner, it also saves you money. No longer will you throw away potatoes and buy a new bag, only to have the remaining few go off again.
Making the mash in bulk, I can throw all of my peels into the compost bin and know I have preportioned potato ready for the freezer.
You can make it in bulk for yourself, or for your family. I personally put two portions into each container.
Homemade Instant Mashed Potato
Serves: Minimum 1 serving per portion. (I made 14 individual portions)
1 bag of Potatoes (I use red)
1 tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
What You Will Need:
Microwave-safe Tupperware (or food bag. See Step 4)
Step One: Peel and slice your potatoes. Add to a steamer and steam until soft.
Step Two: Add your potatoes to your large bowl (you may need to do this in batches) add salt and pepper to taste and enough butter to create a smooth consistency.
Step Three: Using a serving spoon, scoop your desired portion per person and add to your tupperware or food bag. Leave to the side to cool. When cooled, add lid or seal and put in the freezer.
Step Four: To use, take the mashed potato out the night before, or the morning of use. Allow to defrost. If stored in a food bag, empty contents into a bowl when ready to cook.
Add some butter to the potato. Cook in your microwave on high for 1-2 minute intervals, stirring in between. Mash will be fully cooked in 5 minutes.
Note: Want cheesy mash? After your first stir, add a handful of grated cheese to the potato. Mix again, and continue to cook in 1-2 minute intervals.
Mashed potato is one of the best beginner-friendly freezer meal prep recipes you can try. It is impossible to mess up and works as well as freshly made and store-bought.
What's your go-to mashed potato additions? I personally love cheese or as is.