NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rachael Ray visits the SiriusXM Studios on February 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Rachael Ray's Brilliant Tip
For Keeping
Holiday Mashed
Potatoes Warm
By Cristine Struble
A recent Campbell's holiday food survey showed that mashed potatoes rank as one of the top five Thanksgiving side dishes, but they’re no good served cold. Instead of lining up the crock pots on the buffet table, consider Rachael Ray’s method to keep your mashed potatoes warm.
Rachael Ray recommends using a water bath to keep mashed potatoes warm, since it cautiously and consistently heats food while helping it to stay moist. However, you must make sure that the water does not seep into the other food, and you should use a heat resistant or shatter proof container.
When it comes to reheating mashed potatoes, it’s best to do it in the oven or on the stove. You can add moisture back to the dish by mixing in chicken stock, milk, or cream, but don’t overmix or the potatoes will get sticky.