Homemade mashed potatoes are a crowd-pleasing option for any occasion. Try one of these recipes for our favorite comfort food.
Classic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
The combination of buttermilk and crème fraîche make these mashed potatoes extra creamy.
Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Crispy Scallions
Give your mashed potatoes a little something extra with the addition of bacon and scallions.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
These creamy and tangy mashed potatoes are delicious and ready in 30 minutes.
Rustic Mashed Red Potatoes with Parmesan
Mix herbed cream cheese and Parmesan for creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes.
Mashed Potatoes with Greens
Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Greens
You might think there is only so much you can say about spuds, but this recipe for Mashed Potatoes with Greens will have you reaching for your dictionary. You will enjoy it so much you’ll be looking for new superlatives. It is surprisingly simple, and what makes this recipe great is that you can use any of the greens you have on-hand. It works well with chard, kale, cabbage, or other leafy greens. You can even prepare it in advance, as long as you thaw it well in advance.
Make Ahead: Prepare this recipe through Step 4, and freeze. Thaw potato mixture in the fridge at least 24 hours before you plan to serve, and let it stand 20 minutes before baking as directed.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Recipe: Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Yukon gold potatoes yield a homemade mashed potato texture that's just right for holding a pool of flavorful turkey gravy or melted butter.
Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Recipe: Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Want to make a fancy presentation and don't have a pastry bag? A 1-gallon zip-top plastic freezer bag will do the trick. Simply snip a small hole in one corner of the bag, and pipe.
Recipe: Deviled Potatoes
Baking the potato shells before filling them sets the shape (so they will not break when picked up) and enhances the flavor. Don't overmix—the texture will be gummy instead of creamy. Petite indicates a potato about the size of a plum tomato.
Mashed Potatoes en Croûte
Recipe: Mashed Potatoes en Croûte
Recipe developer Victoria Amory recommends mashing Yukon gold potatoes by hand. "Don't even think about using a blender or food processor. Giving in to such temptation will result in a dense, inedible paste.
Mashed Potato Bakes
Recipes: 5 Delicious Mashed Potato Bakes
Mix up your mashed potatoes routine by trying one of these 5 delicious variations. Tasty additions like caramelized onions and chorizo sausage will make these mashed potatoes a family favorite.
Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake
Recipe: Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake
Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake gets a spicy kick with the addition of chorizo sausage, green chiles, and pepper Jack cheese. Mashed potatoes will never be boring again!