Mashed Potatoes, 25 Ways

Lumpy or creamy, baked or fully loaded, mashed potatoes are the star sides of your Thanksgiving meal. Check out all the ways you can make them shine on the big day.

Part of: Thanksgiving: Side Dishes

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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

"These are the best mashed potato recipe ever. Besides the turkey, these were the next best thing at the Thanksgiving table."

-laura4410

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Sinfully Delish Garlic Mashed Potatoes

"My go-to recipe for garlic mashed potatoes. I like to add a little seasoned salt while mashing. Also, don't be shy with the garlic."

-ChefWendyMG

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Mashed Potato Cheese & Chive Gratin

"Oh wow, this was outstanding! The mash was very creamy, with a lovely chive flavor, and the baking resulted in a very yummy crust."

-Lalaloula

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Mashed Potatoes with Garlic & Parmesan

"This is an excellent, hearty potato recipe. The flavors were strong enough to stand on their own, so extra butter or sauces were not necessary."

-JoAnn

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Philly Mashed Potatoes

"Oh my goodness! This was creamy, crunchy and fabulous. The flavor of the onion both inside and out is wonderful."

-Vicki in CT

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Caramelized-Onion Mashed Potatoes

"I loved the flavor that the caramelized onion gave to these. I used bacon pieces instead of frying it myself, but this is definitely a keeper."

-Sydney Mike

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Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

"These are the best mashed potatoes on the planet!"

-davidcg580

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Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes Copycat

"So delish! We thought they tasted pretty close to Applebee's. Next time I'll make the potatoes a little lumpier to make them an even closer version."

-chef amelia bedelia

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

"What a great twist on mashed potatoes! I used frozen cauliflower and regular milk and we loved it. This is a great, healthier way to make an old standby."

-Chef #656954

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Mashed Potato Pie

"This was wonderful. The pie had a great creamy texture and lovely cheesy taste. It looked beautiful too."

-FruitLoop

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Baked Mashed Potatoes

"This is a great recipe to pop in the oven when needed. You end up with creamy potatoes with a crisp topping."

-Rita~

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Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

"These had the perfect amount of garlic flavor. Plus, these had a nice and creamy texture, and that made them seem much more fattening than they really are."

-HokiesMom

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Dill & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

"This proves you don't need expensive ingredients and complicated steps to produce a great-tasting dish. The dill adds nice color and flavor."

-Merlot

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

"This tastes like a bacon-and cheese-stuffed potato, but creamier! I added some cheese into the potatoes as well as sprinkled it on top."

-*Parsley*

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Skinny Mashed Potatoes

"I used low-sodium chicken broth and no salt and they were still soooooo good. I was also pleasantly surprised at how rich they tasted."

-Chef RZ Fan

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Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

"Very nice! This has all the flavor of a twice-baked potato without the jacket. I used an equal weight of homemade potatoes instead of frozen."

-pixiesmom

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Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

"This recipe is a nice variation on traditional mashed potatoes. The color is just incredible, and the carrots add a nice sweetness."

-dianegrapegrower

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Crumb-Topped Creamy Mashed Potatoes

"These are perfectly wonderful and cheesy. I loved the crumb topping with the garlic flavor. They looked fantastic coming out of the oven, all toasty brown on top."

-Kim127

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Cowboy Mashed Potatoes

"Everyone loved the corn and carrots. Plus, the jalapeno did not add heat but added a really great, subtle under-note of flavor."

-hollyfrolly

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Mashed Potato Spinach Casserole

"The spinach makes these mashed potatoes very flavorful and pretty too! I stirred dill into the potatoes and sprinkled chives on top."

-*Parsley*

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Mashed Potato Casserole

"I made this with new red potatoes and then mashed them with the skins on. I also used extra-sharp cheddar cheese. This tasted great!"

-petlover

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Spiced Smoky Mashed Potatoes

"I found these to be quite rich. I used the smaller amount of chipotle powder and was happy with the amount of heat. These take a bit of extra work, but it's definitely worth it."

-Debbb

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Mountain of Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

"Preparing these ahead of time really took some of the stress away. They were tasty and loved by all."

-SlimSadie

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Mashed Potatoes

"This is a very good, simple recipe with that little something extra to bring it over the top. The sour cream really makes the difference."

-PanNan

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Mock Mashed Potatoes

"This is so wonderful!. I love mashed potatoes and I love cauliflower — this was made for me."

-Redsie

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