The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

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11/07/2015 07:01am ET | Updated October 12, 2017
Love And Olive Oil

Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in the fridge). That’s why they have a spot not only at our dinner table, but at the Thanksgiving feast, too.

Lucky for all of us, there’s more than one way to make them, which means there are many excuses to eat them. From buttermilk to blue cheese to garlic to bacon, it’s time to give your mashed potato dish an upgrade ― and we have just the recipes to help you do that.

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Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes
How Sweet It Is
2
Slow Cooker Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Slow Cooker Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe from Half Baked Harvest
3
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
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4
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Foodie Crush
5
Cheesy Chive And Bacon Mashed Potatoes
The Wicked Noodle
Get the Cheesy Chive and Bacon Mashed Potatoes recipe from The Wicked Noodle
6
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Handle The Heat
Get the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from Handle The Heat
7
Herb And Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Love & Olive Oil
Get the Herb and Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe from Love & Olive Oil
8
Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes recipe from Half Baked Harvest
9
Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious
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10
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Sweet C's Design
Get the Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes recipe from Sweet C's Design
11
The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Minimalist Baker
12
Roasted Buttermilk Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Boulder Locavore
13
Secret Ingredient Southern Mashed Potatoes
Spicy Southern Kitchen
Get the Secret Ingredient Southern Mashed Potatoes recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen
14
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Sweet As A Cookie
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15
Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
How Sweet It is
16
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes With Rosemary
Cafe Johnsonia
17
Mashed Potatoes With Greek Yogurt
The Faux Martha
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18
Monica's Sour Cream And Chive Mashed Potatoes
Food52
19
The Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes
Buns in My Oven
20
Green Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
Get the Green Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes