50 mashed potato recipes for the holiday season
50 mouthwatering ways to rethink this holiday staple.
Published Nov 6, 2015 5:00 AM
julia child’s garlic mashed potatoes
The secret to Julia Child’s heavenly mashed potatoes? We think the 30 cloves of garlic might have something to do with it.
mashed potato croquettes
Crisp, creamy, and full of flavor. Here’s one way to put leftovers to good use.
lobster mashed potatoes
Fresh lobster, Old Bay seasoning, and a dash of chili take a plain bowl of potatoes to a new level.
oven mashed potatoes
Inspired by the cuisine of Cyprus, this oven-baked version features the delectable addition of halloumi cheese.
smokey potato waffles
Leftovers never looked this good. Sprinkle in a touch of paprika and top with fried eggs for the ultimate brunch combo.
buttermilk bacon smash
Switch it up with this savory combo of bacon, blue cheese, and green onions.
honeycrisp apple and sweet potato mash
An absolutely heavenly mix of apples, cinnamon, and potatoes – you won’t want to miss this.
horseradish mashed potatoes
Freshly grated horseradish lends a powerful note to this garlic, mashed dish.
cranberry pot roast with mashed potatoes
The perfect remedy for a cold winter’s day. This mouthwatering pot roast, with a savory glaze, sits on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.
roasted garlic goat cheese mashed potatoes
Between the bold pairing of rosemary and garlic, this savory dish will please any palate.
butternut and sweet potato mash
Garnished with crispy sage leaves, this bold-flavored blend is a must for the cold winter months.
mashed potatoes with crispy shallots
We can’t get enough of the bold and flavorful taste of this smooth-textured blend.
mashed purple sweet potatoes
Switch it up with this colorful variety with an added hint of maple syrup and cinnamon.
mashed potato pancakes
Cheddar cheese and fresh scallions revive this Thanksgiving leftover.
cheesy, chive, bacon mashed potatoes
Smooth, creamy, and loaded with a cheesy bacon topping. It doesn’t get better than this.
mashed potato muffins
A cheesy twist on making the most of leftover mashed potatoes.
garlic mashed potatoes
This slow-cooker variety (with a broth and milk combo!) is about as easy as mashed potatoes could possibly be.
miso butter mashed potatoes
An inspired ingredient lends an exotic touch to this hearty staple. A butter chive garnish seals the deal.
sweet potato and parsnip mash
A unique pairing of potatoes and parsnips lends a delightfully surprising (and delicious!) touch to the dish.
sweet potato casserole boats
Sweet potatoes, toasted pecans, and a decadent marshmallow topping. This just might be our favorite way to devour mashed potatoes.
southern mashed potato pancakes
This modern take on a Southern classic features a hearty dash of hot sauce.
braised meatballs in red wine gravy
Tender meatballs, gruyere mashed potatoes, and a full-bodied red wine make for the ultimate comfort dish. Get the recipe
smokey sunchoke mash
This veggie-friendly dish features smoked gouda, sunchokes, and roasted maple vegetables.
slow cooker herb mashed potatoes
A heavenly mix of buttery mashed potatoes accentuated with a hint of garlic and herbs.
mashed potato butter aioli
Consider this the best of both worlds. Mashed potatoes or aioli? You decide.
mashed potatoes with turnips and leeks
This rich and hearty version features a few of the season’s freshest ingredients.
pumpkin mashed potatoes
Fennel, spinach, and pumpkin puree lend a delightfully flavorful touch to a classic dish.
mashed potatoes with brown butter sage
Creamy potatoes coupled with a savory sage sauce makes for a truly delicious take.
mashed potato cheese and chive gratin
This savory make-ahead version features fresh chives and tangy notes of cream cheese.
herb IPA mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes and beer? Count us in. Serve under a tender piece of stout glazed salmon.
garlic mashed potatoes
A healthy alternative with peppers and sage that doesn’t compromise on taste.
gochujang mashed potatoes
This Korean-spiced take includes a mix of a savory hot sauce and a dash of sesame seeds.
celery root mashed potatoes
This potato and celery root combo makes for a light and healthy alternative. Garnish with a pinch of dill for a refreshing touch.
mozzarella and potato pie
Think lasagna sans the pasta and you’ve got this ingenious combo that’s also a little bit pizza.
whipped bourbon bacon sweet potatoes
Brown butter, sweet bourbon, and a generous scoop of bacon elevate this classic casserole.
mr. l’s mashed potatoes
Consider this creamy combo the perfect side for just about any meal.
mashed potatoes with kale
A surprising combo that’s both delicious and nutritious.
mashed potato casserole with chives
Fresh herbs lend a refreshing touch to this rich and hearty blend.
brown butter parmesan mashed potatoes
Between the bold flavors of the parmesan and the indulgent spoonful of gravy ladled on top, this mouthwatering bowl never stood a chance.
vegan cauliflower mashed potatoes
This vegan-friendly take features roasted garlic and fresh rosemary.
fried mashed potatoes
Serve these garlic and parmesan bite-sized goodies with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
goat cheese mashed potatoes
Pair this hearty mix with a mustard green gravy and pan-griddled pork chops.
green mashed potatoes
Loaded with greens and fresh herbs, this refreshing combo is a must-try!
mini cheddar sweet potato pie
Shepherds pie never looked this good. This savory combo features chorizo, cheese, and plenty of refreshing veggies.
philly mashed potatoes
Crispy French-fired onions and a healthy dollop of cream cheese elevate a plain bowl of mashed potatoes.
coconut mashed sweet potato
A classic pairing of sweet potato, coconut, and a splash of sweet, maple syrup, in a slightly untraditional form.
mashed potatoes with carrots and dill
Healthy yet delicious, this version features a tangy touch of yogurt and sweet carrots.
beef bourguignon and garlic mashed potatoes
Beef bourguignon and mashed potatoes? Yep, that’s about as drool-worthy as it gets.
oven-baked mashed potato cakes
Whipped, mashed, baked, stirred. Of all the ways to devour potatoes, we’re adding these bacon blend cakes to our list.
20-minute mashed potatoes
In a bind for dinner? Consider this quick and easy take that’s sure to please.