Category: Frozen Food.
Sierra – May 13, 2014:
I was actually shocked (yes, shocked!) by how good these are. Not that I was picturing something subpar from a TJ’s product, but frozen mashed potatoes? I never would have expected them to taste so similar to the deli kind my family gets on Thanksgiving. They’re actually legit – real potatoes, not the instant stuff of nightmares. Yum.
Rachel – November 28, 2014:
People never believe how good these are until they try them, but they really do taste like home-cooked mashed potatoes!
Lena – November 28, 2014:
These are really good! I love mashed potatoes and wouldn’t have guessed that a frozen version could be so good.
Jerri Smith – November 23, 2015:
Yep, all they say is true! They are amazingly good. However, if my daughter sees the bags before I make them, she automatically envisions the dry flakes that taste like the inside of the box they came from!!!
I made these at a recent Civil War reenactment for 30 hungry soldiers and civilians. We left them marveling at all the potatoes we must have peeled, boiled over an open fire, and mashed in a huge cast iron kettle.
Instead, we let “Joe” do the peeling and made wonderful, creamy and awesome NO LUMP mashers. Thank you Joe!!!
Wes – January 21, 2016:
These are a new Thanksgiving staple in my family. I never would have thought I’d say that about frozen mashed potatoes, but you could serve these to pretty much anyone and no one would guess that they were frozen.
Very easy to make (just heat them up!), reasonably priced, and of course, delicious.
Gary – June 2, 2016:
I usually can’t stand pre-made and frozen mashed potatoes. However, this product is excellent. The ingenious approach is to form the potato in little pucks. Arrange them around a plate and microwave. After the pucks have softened up a bit, mash them into a mound using a fork and then microwave until sufficiently hot. You don’t need to add any salt, or even much butter. Chopped chives go very well with this.
Note that these aren’t for super long keeping. Moisture will wick out of the pucks within a month. If that happens, shake the ice crystals on them before microwaving and you can reconstitute the moisture a bit, but the consistency will change a little.
Sarah J. – July 3, 2016:
It’s unreal how good these are. Honestly, even if I were served these and told that they were fresh made mashed potatoes, I would think that they were some of the most delicious mashed potatoes that I’ve ever had. Let alone that they’re made from a bag from the freezer! Very easy/quick to make too — simply dump the amount of the “medallions” that you want into a bowl and throw in the microwave for a short time. I’m drooling just thinking of these!
Ross – August 29, 2016:
Love these… First time I served to guests, they had no idea they were frozen…
Anonymous – May 26, 2017:
These potatoes are super good and super easy to make! Love em!
Steve Spaulding – November 24, 2017:
While Trader Joe’s prepared food is usually excellent, these mashed potatoes are Garbage!
So do not waste your money. Peel your own
Jaime – June 22, 2018:
Steve must be the only one with proper tastebuds. These are awful. The texture is odd and it was flavorless. Yuck. Thankfully, even bad potatoes are still potatoes so I powered through.
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Wendy Anthos – September 28, 2019:
We really loved them. Surprisingly very tasty. These are real mashed, nothing like instant.
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Martha – November 27, 2019:
To one bag of frozen mashed potatoes you add half of the container of Bacon Cheddar ranch dip (also from Trader’s Joe) and it is the best tasting mashed potatoes EVER!!
Not that bad