Is it even a holiday dinner without mashed potatoes?! I say, ditch the hassle and make these easy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, they're creamy, flavorful and totally delicious!
Boil potatoes until fork tender, around 10-15 minutes. Drain well. While potatoes drain melt 3 tablespoons butter.
Place potatoes into large bowl with cream cheese, sour cream, melted butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Mix until well combined and no lumps remain (I use a stand mixer, but you can also use a hand masher). Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste. If serving right away, enjoy.
If making ahead, place potatoes into a greased 9" x 13" baking pan and cool. Then cover and refrigerate.
When you're ready to bake, bring potatoes to room temperature.
Take remaining 3 Tablespoons butter and cut into small chunks. Scatter chunks over the top of the potatoes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until warmed through. Serve immediately.