Make an old favorite extra irresistible with a few savory stir-ins. (And if you want to start with the basics, follow our guide to make the creamiest mashed potatoes ever!) Whether you only have a half hour or you can spare the whole day, we've got you covered.
Mashed potatoes that you can eat with YOUR HANDS!
Many swear that sour cream is secret to tangy-but-so-creamy mashed potatoes. Well, we say take that one step further and add cheddar!
Sometimes you just need a good old-fashioned basic. This triple-tested pick is a go-to for the GolfHr Test Kitchen.
Make your classic sweet potato mash even sweeter with maple syrup and pecans.
Adding a scoop of kale and peppers to mashed sweet potatoes might be the tastiest way to sneak in extra veggies.
Basically a fiesta in your mouth.
These 20-minute mashed potatoes don't have cream butter or oil, but they do have an insanely delicious vegetarian gravy.
To be honest, we were already putting hot sauce on our spuds but now it's offish.
This one goes out to all of you who love to dip your fries in ranch dressing.
Already thinking about how to eat your leftovers for breakfast? We got you.
Once again, but this time for the pancake fans.
Is it just us or is Thanksgiving food a little beige? No longer the case when you invite purple sweet potatoes to the party.
Fold 1 c. frozen corn, thawed, 1/3 c. reduced-fat sour cream, and 1 Tbsp. chopped chipotles in adobo into 4 c. mashed potatoes until well mixed. Serves 4 to 6.
Fold 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves, 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 clove garlic, finely chopped, into 4 c. mashed potatoes until well mixed. Serves 4 to 6.
If you're trying to keep it low-carb this Thanksgiving, swap your spuds for cauliflower. Once loaded up with bacon and cheese, you won't even know the difference.
Go Greek with these spanakopita-inspired mashed potatoes. Hate peeling? Leave the skin on for a more "rustic" feel.
Reinvigorate your mash by incorporating some sweet parsnips into the mix.
You'll like potatoes so much more when there's beer involved.
Here's an age-old wisdom that still rings true: A drizzle of melted butter makes everything better.
Leave your taters slightly chunky for this rustic take, made extra creamy with crème fraîche (a.k.a. fancy French sour cream).
Or how about some portable potato puffs oozing with cheddar? That's right, we said oozing.
Here's a recipe for vegan mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and chives that will probably make even your non-vegan friends want to dig in.
We would happily settle down on the couch with a pint of this mash any night of the week.
To anyone still feeling the kale craze, these spuds are for you. With the freshness of kale and spiciness of horseradish, this dish will bring any Thanksgiving meal to life.
This lightened-up mash is still a contender for most delicious thing on your table, thanks to the magic of sweet, caramelized fennel.
We suggest making extra brown butter for drizzling over every single thing you eat on Thanksgiving.
When two great sides collide and we cannot contain our joy...
Let's see what happens when you mix your mash with sour cream, two types of cheese and bacon, then bake it all together. Magic. That's what happens.
Now add booze and bacon. Swoon.