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    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes

    Mashed potatoes are one of the ultimate comfort food. Soft, luscious and creamy, they turn your humble spud into a soul warming dish.

    They’re indispensable for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, as well as alongside some comfort food mains like fried chicken and meatloaf.

    To show you just how versatile they can be, we have compiled this great collection of Mashed Potato Recipes for you to try.

    You’ll see that just a simple addition can add so much flavor, be it a cheese, brown butter, caramelized onions, or so many more.

    Whip your way through this delicious list. You just might surprise your family with something new this holiday season. Enjoy…

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes.

    1. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - goat cheese.

    Another delicious recipe that keeps the classic mashed potatoes feel, while adding a slight variation is this goat cheese mashed potatoes recipe. All of the ingredients combine to make a mash that’s creamy, buttery, and fluffy.

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    2. Colcannon


    Colcannon is an easy and nutritious Irish side dish featuring mashed potatoes mixed with sautéed cabbage. Some variations include bacon, and we just couldn’t resist adding it to ours!

    Get the Recipe: Colcannon

    3. Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - easy creamy.

    Here is something that’s simple yet delicious, this easy creamy mashed potatoes recipe. Unlike most mashed potatoes, it doesn’t use a bunch of butter, but instead uses sour cream. This helps make it creamier and healthier.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    4. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - roasted garlic.

    Garlic and mashed potatoes make a pretty great pair, and if you disagree, these roasted garlic mashed potatoes will definitely convince you. It uses basic ingredients that you’re likely to already have, and the roasted garlic flavor makes these potatoes a staple.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    5. Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - brown butter.

    These browned butter mashed potatoes with garlic parmesan mixes normal mashed potatoes with different irresistible flavors like garlic and parmesan. The browned butter adds a fried nutty taste and aroma to the dish.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    6. Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - slow cooker.

    Anyone who loves using a slow cooker to cook needs to try making these creamy garlic slow cooker mashed potatoes. They are super creamy due to added sour cream or Greek yogurt. It’s a healthy, lighter version of the classic.

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    7. Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - baked parmesan.

    As you can tell, parmesan flavors go well with mashed potatoes. These baked parmesan mashed potatoes have tons of parmesan flavors, and also two different types of cheese. Golden and fluffy, they make for a nice change of pace.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    8. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - instant pot.

    It’s always nice having a one pot dish that can be made in an instant pot, which is exactly what these instant pot mashed potatoes are. They make for a great side dish, and they pair exceptionally well with a roasted chicken and glazed carrots.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - cheesy mashed potatoes with bacon and chives.

    Adding cheese to a dish always helps make it even more delicious, and these cheesy mashed potatoes with bacon and chives are indeed deliciously cheesy and creamy. Not only do they have bacon and chives, but also three different cheeses!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    10. Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - skinny buttermilk.

    If you’re looking for a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving, or just the autumn season in general, then try these skinny buttermilk mashed potatoes with chives! They’re lower in fat, while still being perfectly rich and creamy.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    11. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - loaded mashed potato casserole.

    They call this mashed potato casserole loaded for a reason! It’s stuffed with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and chives. It works great for a holiday meal or any regular dinner if you’re craving a meal that’s totally loaded with flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    12. Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - horseradish.

    They’re totally unique and totally delicious, they’re horseradish mashed potatoes! They use horseradish, cream cheese, garlic, potatoes, green onions, parsley, and more to bring together an amazing dish that you will love.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    13. Pumpkin Swirled Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - pumpkin swirled.

    If you’re really getting into the Halloween/Thanksgiving season, try making these pumpkin swirled mashed potatoes! The earthy and vibrant pumpkin flavors get mixed into the mashed potatoes, alongside some fresh garlic and thyme.

    Get the Recipe @ heartbeetkitchen

    14. Cream Cheese, Bacon, and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - cream cheese, bacon and sour cream.

    These cream cheese, bacon, and sour cream mashed potatoes successfully use many different flavors together to make a spectacular mashed potatoes meal. They are also super cozy and comfortable, so they make for a great comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ thegoldlininggirl

    15. Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - loaded mashed potato cakes.

    These loaded mashed potato cakes are great as a meal, or as a side dish. The ingredients are pretty simple, and it’s a great way to use leftover potatoes you may have used in another recipe, or just have laying around.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    16. Mashed Red Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - red potatoes.

    Another great dish for the Thanksgiving season are these mashed red potatoes. They are pretty easy to make, so they’re perfect for a busy day. They’re salty, and filled with olive oil, butter, and garlic. Try them yourself!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchandswirl

    17. Loaded Mashed Potato Balls

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - mashed potato balls.

    Looking to use leftover potatoes to make a lovely recipe that will melt in your mouth? Try these awesome loaded mashed potato balls. They are crunchy, crispy, and creamy, and they’re a creative form of mashed potatoes that you will love.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    18. Mashed Potato Soup

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - soup.

    A great way of retaining the classic flavor of a recipe while also making it different is by turning into soup, and that’s exactly what this mashed potato soup does! It only uses six different ingredients, and it comes together in under thirty minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ katiescucina

    19. Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - gnocchi.

    Speaking of not using many ingredients, this leftover mashed potato gnocchi uses a shockingly low amount, only three ingredients! It’s just flour, eggs, and leftover mashed potatoes. They’re soft, fluffy, and melt in your mouth.

    Get the Recipe @ chefsavvy

    20. Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - garlic herb.

    Made with roasted garlic, gold potatoes, and fresh herbs, these garlic herb mashed potatoes don’t just have an accurate name, they also make for a great side dish at dinner time. It’s easy to make, and everyone will love it!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    21. Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - caramelized onion.

    These caramelized onion and bacon mashed potatoes are jaw-droppingly good. Despite its complex flavor, the recipe isn’t too difficult to make, and the addition of caramelized onions and bacon help make the meal unique.

    Get the Recipe @ somuchfoodblog

    22. Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes (with Lemon & Feta)

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - Greek yogurt.

    If you’re looking for a nice mashed potatoes recipe to complement a meat dish like beef or lamb, here it is. The mashed potatoes have a slight lemony tang thanks to a touch of lemon juice, and they also have feta cheese. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ foxeslovelemons

    23. Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - blue cheese.

    If you love blue cheese, then you must try these blue cheese mashed potatoes. They only take twenty five minutes to cook, and that wait will be well worth it.

    Get the Recipe @ oliviascuisine

    24. Vegan Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - vegan mashed potato bowls.

    As it says in the name, this next recipe is vegan. These vegan loaded mashed potato bowls are sure to impress, regardless of whether or not you’re vegan. They’re loaded with great veggies like carrots, and they also have tasty sautéed mushrooms.

    Get the Recipe @ jaroflemons

    25. Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes (Papas Con Chile)

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potato Recipes - Tex-Mex.

    Last, but certainly not least, we have these Tex-Mex mashed potatoes, also known as papas con Chile. These Mexican inspired mashed potatoes will make your taste buds happy, they’re just that good!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    SO there you have it, twenty five great mashed potato recipes. Who knew that humble, but so comforting, side dish could be so versatile?

    Bookmark or pin this collection so you always know where to go when the craving hits. And be sure to subscribe to the GypsyPlate newsletter, we’re always cooking up great new recipes for you. Have fun…

    Mashed potatoes.

    The 25 BEST Mashed Potatoes

    This collection of easy Mashed Potato Recipes is a must for all of your holiday celebrations, or just whenever you're craving comfort food. For starters, here is a recipe for basic mashed potatoes:


    • 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup milk, warmed
    • Salt, to taste
    • Pepper, to taste


      1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into same size pieces and place them in a large pot full of cold water.
      2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
      3. Drain the potatoes and mash them with a hand masher or electric beater. Add in warm milk a little at a time, along with melted butter. Continue mashing until smooth.
      4. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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