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
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 3.31 stars
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
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
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!

Slow-Cooker Sicilian-Style Beef Stew

For the best flavor, season the meat with salt and pepper the night before and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Potato Croquettes

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

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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

Mashed-Potato Pancakes

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

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is courtesy of chef Emeril Lagasse.

Inspiration and Ideas

Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Rating: Unrated
Prepare mashed potatoes, omitting herbs, up to 1 day ahead; refrigerate. Reheat in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water; stir in herbs.
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Rating: Unrated
This creamy dish gets tangy flavor from the buttermilk.

Turnip and Potato Mash

Rating: 2.91 stars

Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.