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…
1. Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Starting off our list with 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.
2. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
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.
3. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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.
4. Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan
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.
5. Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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.
6. Baked Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
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.
7. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
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.
8. 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!
9. Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives
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.
10. 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.
11. Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
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.
12. Pumpkin Swirled Mashed Potatoes
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.
13. Cream Cheese, Bacon, and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
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.
14. 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.
15. Mashed 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!
16. Loaded 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.
17. Mashed Potato 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.
18. Leftover Mashed Potato 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.
19. Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
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!
Colcannon may be an unfamiliar term to you, but you should still give this recipe a try. It’s an Irish style mashed potatoes recipe, and it uses green onions, bacon, and sautéed cabbage. Cabbage might sound like an odd pairing with mashed potatoes, but it’s just something you’ll have to try yourself.
21. Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes
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.
22. Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes (with Lemon & Feta)
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.
23. Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
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.
24. Vegan Loaded 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.
25. Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes (Papas Con Chile)
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!
SO there you have it, twenty five great mashed potato recipes. Who knew that humble, but so comforting, side dish could be so versatile?
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- 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk, warmed
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into same size pieces and place them in a large pot full of cold water.
- Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- 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.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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