The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Creamy, buttery and loaded with flavor, these are the Thanksgiving side dish ideas you need now.

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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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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious
2
Buttery Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
3
Rosemary and White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
All The Healthy Things
4
Fluffy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
Whisk It Real Gud
5
Cheesy Potato Casserole with Buttery Ritz Crackers
Half Baked Harvest
6
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious
7
Crockpot Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Half Baked Harvest
8
Perfect Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Grandbaby Cakes
9
Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious
10
Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes
How Sweet It Is
11
Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes
Love & Olive Oil
12
Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
How Sweet It is
13
Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious
Get the Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from Damn Delicious
14
The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Minimalist Baker
15
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Simply Recipes
Get the Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes
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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Love & Olive Oil