Hungry for mashed potatoes? A hallmark side dish for any holiday table is a creamy delicious mash. The question then is how to make the “best” mashed potatoes recipe ever.
We’ve answered that question easily. These 12 mashed potatoes recipes are all “best” in their own way.
Best Mashed Potatoes Recipes
The differences are in the variety of potatoes, the ingredients, and for some, a bit of technique.
Most recipes call for
russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, or a combination.
All are easy, all are delicious.
Holidays and Potatoes
I can’t imagine a
Thanksgiving or Christmas table without a bowl of mashed potatoes, always with a pat of butter melting down the sides.
And if you’re a sweet potato fan, there are some options for you too!
"These homemade mashed potatoes are perfectly rich and creamy, full of great flavor, easy to make, and always a crowd fave. Feel free to halve this recipe if you would like to make a smaller batch.." Using half russet potatoes and half Yukon Gold. A dense, creamy mashed potato.
Using entirely Yukon Gold potatoes, this recipe delivers a totally creamy mash. And highly rated too!
This mashed potato recipe uses creamy potatoes, heavy cream, and for a punch of flavor, fresh chives. And... 219 cooks think it's a 5-star mashed potato.
All this recipe takes is 4 easy ingredients, including russet potatoes, and some enthusiastic potato mashing.
A slow cooker mashed potatoes with a hint of garlic and, of course, butter.
A whipped potato recipe using russet potatoes that is definitely holiday-worthy! The technique? The russet potatoes must be cooked whole.
"Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are rich and creamy and so easy to make! Making mashed potatoes has never been quicker or tasted better than these Instant Pot mashed potatoes ready in 20 minutes!"
"Looking for a steakhouse-style garlic mashed potato with those beautiful lumps that’s full of garlic flavor? We’ve got you covered! This mashed potato recipe takes things over the top to pack in as much flavor as possible." This recipe uses red potatoes.
"These garlic mashed potatoes are light and fluffy potatoes mixed with a generous amount of sauteed garlic. An easy side dish that pairs perfectly with beef, chicken or fish, and is a must-make recipe for a holiday meal."
"These incredible mashed sweet potatoes are mixed with herbs, butter and sour cream. No marshmallows or brown sugar in this mashed sweet potatoes recipe! Recipe yields 6 to 8 side servings."
Almost 4,000 people have given this recipe a 5-star rating. For that, this classic holiday side dish is a must try!
Maple Spiced Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes should be a staple of any fall gathering. And a must for Thanksgiving. Simple and easy, yet rich and delicious!