A round up of the very best mashed potatoes recipes from around the internet. These mashed potatoes are all have different flavors, but are all so delicious and perfect for your Thanksgiving spread.
I am totally a side dish girl. Take me to a BBQ or a holiday dinner and I’ll load up on all the side dishes and barely touch the main dish. I basically eat my weight in mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving because…well, potatoes. Do I really need more explanation!? Mashed potatoes are creamy, buttery and so good. SO good. For even more potatoey (that’s a word, right!?) goodness check out this roundup of delicious potato side dishes. Also, check out these beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces and free Thanksgiving printables to create the perfect mood for your table.
These mashed potatoes recipes all fit the category of the perfect mashed potato. They are all creamy and smooth, rich and buttery and are pretty simple to make. Each one has it’s own take with a few different ingredients to play around with different flavors so you’ll be able to find the perfect mashed potatoes recipe for you!
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12 incredible mashed potatoes recipes:
Cream cheese mashed potatoes from the Salty Marshmallow
Rich and decadent mashed potatoes made with lots of butter and cream cheese. Impressive mashed potatoes perfect for a holiday or company.
The ultimate secret ingredient garlic mashed potatoes from The Garlic Diaries
Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes full of garlic and a secret ingredient.
Creamy mashed potatoes from Natasha’s Kitchen
Classic creamy and delicious mashed potatoes with all the secrets for making the best mashed potatoes . Seriously, if you’ve never made mashed potatoes, this is a great place to start.
Garlic sour cream mashed potatoes from Creme De La Crumb
Perfect mashed potatoes made with sour cream to make them mega creamy and garlic for a bolder flavor.
Mashed potato casserole from House of Yumm
Mashed potatoes made with lots of cheese, bacon and chives. This can be made ahead of time and warmed up when it’s time for dinner which makes it fabulous for a holiday dish.
Garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and gravy from Chef in Training
The garlic and parmesan make the mashed potatoes great on their own, but by adding the gravy you make them even better.
Horseradish mashed potatoes with caramelized onions from The Chunky Chef
An exciting twist on the traditional mashed potatoes. The horseradish and caramelized onions complement each other and add tons of flavor to your mashed potatoes.
Creamy crock pot mashed potatoes from Life in the Lofthouse
Free up a burner on Thanksgiving by making these dreamy mashed potatoes in a slow cooker!
Garlic red mashed potatoes from Lil’ Luna
Delicious and easy mashed potatoes made with red potatoes.
The best mashed sweet potatoes from Serious Eats
Something a little different than regular mashed potatoes. These naturally sweet mashed sweet potatoes are simply embellished with a little maple syrup and thyme.
Instant pot mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes made in the instant pot! Another great way to free up a stovetop for holiday cooking.
Creamy garlic mashed cauliflower from Ahead of Thyme
Because mashed potatoes aren’t the healthiest side dish I decided to add one more recipe that is much healthier. This mashed cauliflower recipe is easy and fast and it’s yummy! One commenter says that they were surprised by how much they liked this recipe because they don’t even like cauliflower. This is worth a try if you’re watching carbs or calories.
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