Mashed Potato Recipes

Whether they're mashed or smashed, you won't want to miss out on these comfort classics.

Healthy Mashed Potato Recipes

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Healthy Mashed Potato Recipes

Mashed potatoes are one of the quintessential comfort foods. Smooth, creamy, and warm—few vegetable side dishes can compare to these smashing spuds.

First up: Buttermilk-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Be sure to purchase a crumbly wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano for this super quick potato side dish. The salty flavor will give just the right bite to these melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes.

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Watch: How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Ranch Mashed Potatoes

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Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Add tangy zest to a mild-flavored classic with this recipe. It has the quintessential rich-and-creamy texture of mashed potatoes, while adding visual appeal with skin-on red potatoes and taste appeal with sour cream, buttermilk, and herbs.

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Smashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Chives Recipes

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Smashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Chives

If you want to make the potatoes ahead, chill them and reheat just before serving, adding extra liquid to desired consistency. Stir in the chives just before serving. For a nice presentation, sprinkle additional chives over the top.

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Camembert Mashed Potatoes

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Camembert Mashed Potatoes

Soft, mild Camembert cheese adds the same creaminess to mashed potatoes that butter and cream do, but it also brings in a sophisticated tangy, distinctly cheesy flavor. Any young, soft cheese can be used in this recipe―try your favorite brie, or even a creamy chévre.

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Mashed Potato Casserole

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Mashed Potato Casserole

The combination of buttery Yukon gold and fluffy baking potatoes offers richness and a nice contrast both in flavor and texture. We recommend using a food mill to ensure the potatoes are evenly mashed and, just as important, not overworked, so they won't get gluey. If you don't have a food mill, cream the potatoes and cooking liquid with a potato masher.

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Bacon and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Bacon and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

It's worth buying a food mill (we like OXO's) to make creamy mashed potatoes. Run the cooked potatoes through before combining with other ingredients.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Garlic Mashed Potatoes start with red potatoes and two cloves of garlic and are then cooked together. Simple ingredients, such as milk, butter, and seasonings, are all that's added to make this side dish a standout.

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Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

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Parmesan Potatoes

When time is tight and you're in need of a quick side, pick up a package of refrigerated mashed potatoes and doctor up the flavor. The results are Parmesan Potatoes with fresh Parmesan cheese, green onions, and black pepper stirred in.

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk gives these mashed potatoes a slight tang. Stir in the salt and butter, but drizzle the olive oil on top before serving.

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Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Horseradish Butter Recipe

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Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Horseradish Butter

A little goes a long way when it comes to horseradish. Just two teaspoons is all this recipe needs to give the potatoes zing.

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Mashed Potatoes with Chives Recipe

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Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Yukon gold potatoes lend a buttery color and flavor, and they are great for mashing. Here, two tablesoons of chives impart a slight onion flavor.

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Smoked Salmon and Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Smoked Salmon and Chive Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes definitely bring an unexpected flavor combination to the table. Serve them with eggs Benedict for a fantastic brunch. Add fresh fruit to finish the menu.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Chives Recipe

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Chives

These creamy mashed potatoes will melt in your mouth. You can substitute 2/3 cup; 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons fresh chives, and 1 tablespoon chopped onion for the flavored cream cheese.

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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Recipe

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Yukon gold potatoes taste richer and whip up creamier than russets, but you can use either variety in this herbed and delicious mashed potato recipe.

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Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Yukon golds make brilliant mashed potatoes, thanks to their balance of waxiness and starch. Because yellow potatoes are more flavorful than others, they don't need a lot of fat to taste rich. Mash them by hand just until creamy—overworking the potatoes will make them gummy.

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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Butter

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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Butter

The secret's out: Cream is not required for creamy mashed potatoes. Our version uses a combination of chicken stock and buttermilk to achieve tangy flavor, creamy texture, and a nice savory note while keeping calories at just 181 per serving. If you're of the meatless persuasion, vegetable broth works as well.

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Basic Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

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Basic Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Basic, yes. Boring, no. Start with this recipe, and then try some variations. The key to perfect, fluffy spuds is not overworking them with an electric mixer; a ricer (or food mill, if you have one) or potato masher is the best tool for the job.

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Golden Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes

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Golden Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes

This recipe takes comfort food to a whole new level of down-home deliciousness.

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Turnip and Leek Mashed Potatoes

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Turnip and Leek Mashed Potatoes

Using a hand masher on the potatoes turns out a rustic mash with small, telltale "I'm homemade" lumps.

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