Can I freeze mashed potatoes?
I'm a lazy time-crunched cook, but I don't like those mashers you buy in the store, and I can't do instant. How will my own taste after they are frozen. I remember tv dinner frozen mashers tasting grainy, but ...that was a long time ago.
I freeze mine all the time. It doesn't work to add the butter and milk before you freeze. I also take advantage of sales. Buy extra, then I boil a large kettle full. I take out a meals worth and finish them off. Then, just mash up the remaining potatoes, but don't put anything on them. Store in freezer bags. Quart size works good for my family of 3. They lay flat well. ---When you want to use them, thaw in frig the day before. Then reheat in a pan on top of the stove. Stir often over med low heat so they don't burn. This will take out all of the extra moisture. Add the butter and milk when they are hot. Awesome mashed in about 20 min!