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The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need This Thanksgiving

It's undeniable that mashed potatoes belong on the dinner table for this holiday.

When we think of Thanksgiving, we automatically think of -- and start salivating over -- mashed potatoes: the creamy, buttery, pillowy dish that is one of our all time favorite comfort foods. Though mashed potatoes took an unjustly early exit in HuffPost Taste's Thanksgiving Side Dish Deathmatch and were rudely ranked a measly third place in the ranking of the best Thanksgiving sides, some of us (ahem) think they're the tops. Mashed potatoes are the perfect vessel for butter (we like to create a crater in our potatoes to hold a pool of melted butter), and at Thanksgiving they become a home for our favorite sauce of all time: gravy.

Whether you like them plain, smooth, lumpy, smashed, infused with flavor or loaded with accessory ingredients, we've got the recipe you need. We've also got tips to help keep you from ruining your mashed potatoes. Check out the recipes below to see how you can fancy up your potatoes with butter, horseradish, bacon and everything in between.

1
Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes
Gimme Some Oven
2
Mashed Potatoes With Scallions And Lemon Zest
Ezra Pound Cake
3
Green Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
Get the Green Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes
4
Aligot (French Mashed Potatoes
Annie's Eats
Get the Aligot recipe from Annie's Eats
5
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
Get the Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes
6
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes With Green Chile
Barefeet in the Kitchen
Get the Cheesy Mashed Potatoes With Green Chile recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen
7
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Handle The Heat
Get the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from Handle The Heat
8
The Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes
Buns in My Oven
9
Smashed New Potatoes With Garlic and Chives
Simply Recipes
10
Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions And Goat Cheese
Food52
11
'The Very Best Mashed Potatoes'
Steamy Kitchen
Get the 'The Very Best Mashed Potatoes' recipe from Steamy Kitchen
12
The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Minimalist Baker
13
Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Tyler Florence
Get the Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes recipe from Tyler Florence
14
Caramelized Scallion Mashed Potatoes
Flat Art Studios
15
Colcannon
Flat Art Studios
Get the Colcannon recipe from Alexis Touchet
16
Mashed Potatoes With Brown Butter, Goat Cheese And Sage
Simply Recipes
17
Miso Mashed Potatoes
Steamy Kitchen
Get the Miso Mashed Potatoes recipe from Steamy Kitchen
18
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
Get the Perfect Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes
19
More Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Perfect Mashed Potatoes recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
20
Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes recipe from Half Baked Harvest
21
Red Mashed Potatoes
Adventures In Cooking
Get the Red Mashed Potatoes recipe from Adventures In Cooking
22
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
FoodieCrush
23
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Sweet As A Cookie
Get the Perfect Mashed Potatoes recipe from Sweet As A Cookie
24
Roasted Buttermilk Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Boulder Locavore
25
Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
How Sweet It is
26
Skinny Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
Skinny Mom
27
Smashed Parmesan Potatoes
Handle The Heat
Get the Smashed Parmesan Potatoes recipe from Handle The Heat
28
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes With Rosemary
Cafe Johnsonia
29
Mashed Potatoes Recipe With Bacon & Caramelized Onions (Low-Fat)
Cookin' Canuck
30
Mashed Potatoes With Greek Yogurt
The Faux Martha
Get the Mashed Potatoes With Greek Yogurt recipe from The Faux Martha
31
Monica's Sour Cream And Chive Mashed Potatoes
Food52

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