Do Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Do Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Servings: Makes 12 servings


  • 2 teaspoons Smoke Fine Foods Smoked Sea Salt
  • 2 medium onions, peeled
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Cooking spray


ln a large 3-3/4 quart saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water, add 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt. Cook over medium-high heat until tender, drain weil and place in large mixing bowl. While the potatoes are boiling, prepare the onions for topping. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet, cook stirring occasionally, until reduced and very lightly browned. Season with remaining smoked sea salt and pepper. Transfer to large mixing bowl.

Beat potatoes with an electric mixer, starting on low speed. Add sour cream, cream cheese and minced garlic. Turn mixer to medium high, beat until smooth and slightly fluffy. Spray the bottom and sides of a 2-quart soufflé dish with cooking spray. Fill with potato mixture. Top with onions. Place the rack into ceramic insert of a slow cooker. Place soufflé dish on rack. Cover and cook on low setting for 5 hours using the Timer Function – slow cooker will automatically switch to keep warm until ready to serve. Potatoes will be puffed and onions browned.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories 263 (26% from fat) • carb. 42g • pro. 7g • fat 8g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 20mg • sod. 527mg’ calc. 91mg’ fi ber 3g


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  1. Lil' Smokee December 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    I tried this recipe but found an even better way to do it! Use regular salt (or fleur de sel) in place of the smoked salt listed in the recipe. Instead of 2 cloves of fresh garlic, I did it with one and then added 1 teaspoon of dried Smoked Garlic crushed up in a mortar and pestle.

    The smoky garlic made a huge difference! It is good both ways…I just prefer mine.