Top Rated Mashed Potatoes Recipes

Best Mashed Potatoes
The best mashed potatoes. Really, what does that mean? So, for me… I just love everything about a more rustic course of action. But I have friends that are just the opposite; they prefer a smoother, creamier consistency. So my best is certainly not theirs and it seems, like many choices that are so personally subjective, the truth is that the whole notion of the best mashed potatoes is really about what is best for you. Peeled or not peeled. High starch or not. Butter or not. Sour cream, bacon, or none of that nonsense… I think in the long run, it's impossible to define one recipe for mashed potatoes as the best; it's all about personal preference.
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Mashed Potato Fritters
If you're one of those cooks that welcomes anything fried to the table, then this new rendition on mashed potatoes is a must for you. It makes the perfect substitution for mashed potatoes on holidays like Thanksgiving, or could be a great weeknight treat with your roast chicken. 
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"I like to add a bit of roasted garlic and rosemary to my mashed potatoes, but if I’m feeling really festive this recipe is my go-to. The richness of the butternut squash complements the potatoes perfectly, plus the orange and white swirls are beautiful and look just like autumn in a bowl!" — Julie Benz
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Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit
Mashed potatoes is a beloved side dish, but if you're like me, you might shy away from ordering it in restaurants because you know it's probably loaded with butter and cream. So I have no choice but to make my own! And what a joy it is to do so when the recipe yields a light, fluffy and — thanks to the garlic confit — uniquely flavorful result. When you whisk the hot milk into the potatoes, the purée becomes light as air. Just remember that a little butter goes a long way, so no need to use more than what the recipe calls for. The result? Creamy, guilt-free mashed potatoes with the subtle and rich flavor of garlic confit. I call that something to celebrate!
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If mashed potatoes are a given at your table, give them an extra punch of flavor with roasted garlic. Ted Lahey from Atlanta's Table & Main creates a simple recipe with just a few additional touches. 
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Mashed potatoes make a hearty honest dish. It has sometimes been referred to as comfort food because it evokes memories of both big special-occasion dinners and the simple, family dinner intended for no other reason than to share a good meal. This version of mashed potatoes tastes good because it's dense with the mildly sweet flavor of parsnips and just enough butter to please, but without the extra calories you usually find in mashed potatoes.
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For a lighter approach to mashed potatoes, mixing cauliflower and white beans creates delicious faux mashed potatoes. Click here to see 10 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes
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Few can resist the salty crunch of a McDonald's fry, and what's better than enjoying them alongside a Big Mac? Having them on your Thanksgiving plate. This recipe gives a Thanksgiving classic — mashed potatoes — a face-lift with the notorious fried potato from the fast-food chain. 
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Classic Mashed Potatoes
There's no such thing as too many starchy dishes on the holiday buffet table, right? For many families, Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be right without mashed potatoes. It seems there is always one family member relegated to the task of whipping them at the last minute — an honorable duty. And there is always someone else leaning over his shoulder making sure he adds a bit more butter. If you want to assign mashed potato duty to a family member, but would like to avoid the last-minute chaos in the kitchen, know that it works perfectly well to cook and mash potatoes up to one hour in advance. They can be kept warm in the top of a double-boiler set over simmering water, or reheated in a microwave oven just before serving. If you use a to do-ahead plan, be sure to add an extra pat of butter, or two!
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Thanksgiving Garlic Mashed Potatoes
In-arguably, Thanksgiving sides are what make the meal. And garlic mashed potatoes, whether they are served on Thanksgiving or not, are a delicious, homey side. All of your friends and family will rave over this super creamy, super flavorful Thanksgiving garlic mashed potatoe recipe. Add or subtract as much garlic as you like to match your personal preference. 
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Try this new version of mashed potatoes using scallion garlic oil. It's perfect to serve as a side during Thanksgiving dinner. Click here for 15 Asian-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes
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Mashed Potato Soup
A classic side dish gets turned into a meal on the go. Potatoes and cauliflower are simmered until tender in chicken stock, then puréed until smooth and silky. Finished with butter, bacon, and grated Cheddar, it’s the ultimate comfort food indulgence.
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