Mashed Potato Recipes

An American classic, mashed potatoes can be made in different ways: simple, creamy, with garlic and herbs, or combined with other vegetables like sweet potato and cauliflower. Find here delicious mashed potato recipes, from the old-fashioned to the ones with a modern twist!

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.6 stars
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Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 3.31 stars
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Don't wait until the holidays to enjoy the honeyed flavor and velvety texture of this colorful root vegetable. Serve mashed sweet potatoes as a side dish to your favorite main dish, and you'll have them perfected by the time the holidays roll around.

Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Rating: 3.65 stars
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This delicious recipe for mashed potatoes enriched with cream cheese came from Martha's mother, Mrs. Kostyra.

Ground-Lamb and Potato "Chops" with Sambal Oelek

The recipe for these delectable potato patties filled with juicy lamb and coated in crisp breadcrumbs comes from Nik Sharma's "Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food." His take on the Goan specialty calls for flavoring the meat with sambal oelek and apple-cider vinegar instead of the traditional spices and coconut vinegar.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Yukon Gold potatoes and garlic are "steamed" together in the Instant Pot, then mashed with just the right amount of milk and butter. Bonus: Making this easy side dish in the multicooker frees up precious stovetop space at Thanksgiving.

Dairy-Free Smashed Potatoes

Who needs milk or butter? These smashed potatoes rely on chicken broth for their super savory flavor.

Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.32 stars
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You'll like the convenience of this comforting dish. Unlike other shepherd's pie recipes, this one calls for frozen vegetables instead of fresh and can be made the day before. Shepherd's pie has never been so easy—or so tasty!

Potato Croquettes

Rating: 3.3 stars
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Crunchy potato croquettes, a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, flatter any meal.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.19 stars
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This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

Mashed-Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.04 stars
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Mashed-potato pancakes, crisp on the outside and tender within, are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Meatloaf and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.09 stars
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Our comforting menu of meatloaf and buttermilk mashed potatoes is as hearty as the diner original -- but better for you. Panko is sold in many international aisles; regular breadcrumbs can be swapped in, too.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Turnip and Potato Mash

Rating: Unrated
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Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.

Potato Souffle

Seasoned with garlic and lightened with egg whites, a potato souffle is delightfully puffy out of the oven.

Simple Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These creamy potatoes are the perfect complement to our Braised Cod with Plum Tomatoes.