Love mashed potatoes? You may get bored with the usual taste of plain potato. But there are many flavorful ways to shake up our all-time favorite mashed potato recipe. Whether you’re making a side dish for dinner or an average weeknight, these delicious recipes won’t disappoint. Check these out!
01. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasting a bulb of garlic takes very little effort, and these roasted garlic mashed potatoes will make you a believer. It’s a side dish you can make for an everyday dinner or special occasion.
02. Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes can be as plain or as fancy as you like. Take a look at this recipe for prep tips, make-ahead advice, and some interesting flavor variations. Russet or baking potatoes (high starch) are an excellent choice for the fluffiest homemade mashed potatoes. A combination of Russets and one of the others is even better. Low-starch potatoes can be used, but mash them lightly because they can become gummy if overmixed.
03. Crab Stuffed Potatoes
These elegant potatoes are baked, mashed, and then topped with lump crabmeat, cheese, and chives. Feel free to use chopped cooked shrimp, or if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, top them with lobster.
04. Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
For a twist on the traditional mashed potatoes, this recipe offers a bit of earthy heat and pleasant tang due to the addition of grated horseradish and Greek yogurt. Cook the potatoes as usual and then mash along with butter, milk, horseradish, and yogurt. A perfect match for lamb and beef.
05. Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)
This fabulous potato dish is a combination of mashed potatoes, cooked cabbage, and optional green onions. This is the perfect side for a St. Patrick’s day dinner, or enjoy it as a side dish to ham, roast beef, corned beef, or sausages. It’s easy to prepare and wonderful at any time of the year.
06. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
And now for something a little more decadent. This loaded potato casserole has it all! Mashed potatoes are combined with bacon, cheddar and Boursin cheeses, and sour cream, along with green onions and seasonings. This is perfect for a potluck or special family meal.
07. Cheese Mashed Potato Casserole
This decadent mashed potato casserole is made with the addition of sour cream, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese. The rich mixture of mashed potatoes, cream cheese, and sour cream in this cheese mashed potato recipe makes for an extra special side dish. The shredded cheddar topping makes it over-the-top delicious.
The only thing mashed potatoes are more steeped in besides butter is tradition. Whether you’re a sour cream devotee or worship at the altar of garlic, you likely have a beloved recipe and wouldn’t make your potatoes any other way. Which one will be your mashed potato for tonight’s dinner?