How To Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm (4 Best Methods)
The Best Way to Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm
To keep mashed potatoes warm, there are a few different options you can use. The best method is to use a slow cooker to keep the prepared spuds warm for hours. Add the mashed potatoes to the slow cooker and keep them on warm for hours leading up to the meal. This way, you don’t have to worry about them burning.
- Mashed potatoes
- Slow cooker
- Spatula or spoon
You'll need extra butter and cream, along with your finished mashed potatoes.
Butter the slow cooker and add extra cream. Butter the insert of the slow cooker. Drizzle a small amount of cream in the bottom.
Keep warm on LOW for up to 4 hours. Transfer the mashed potatoes to the slow cooker, and set to LOW. Keep warm for up to 4 hours, stirring once an hour.
Stir before serving. The mashed potatoes will stay warm and creamy. Keep stirring in any cream that separates out; you may find that the potatoes get a little thinner as they sit.
This method isn't recommended for rewarming potatoes that are cold from the refrigerator. Technically, it's not safe food practice to reheat food in a slow cooker, because it won't get into the safe temperature zone quickly enough.