Three Mashed Potato Recipes That\’ll Make You Instantly Hungry

Some meals just aren't complete unless there's a bowl of mashed potatoes on the table, right? Definitely. But instead of serving up a predictable bowl of this staple, why not dress up your favorite side with three different flavors? From a classic topping like roasted garlic and herbs, to the more adventurous horseradish garnish, to the comforting parmesan and crispy shallot flavoring, there's something for every guest with these recipes. Make all three, and prepare to have even more turkey leftovers than normal.

Three mashed potato recipes for Thanksgiving

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 2 pounds peeled and chopped potatoes

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • salt and pepper to taste

ingredients for mashed potato recipes

Make the Mashed Potatoes

Step 1: Boil the Potatoes

Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until fork tender.

making mashed potatoes

Step 2: Mash the Potatoes

Drain the potatoes in a colander, and transfer them to a large bowl. Now, add the butter and milk, and then mash the potatoes until they're creamy and smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

mashed potatoes with butter and milk

Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic herb mashed potatoes

Things You\’ll Need

  • 1/3 of the mashed potatoes

  • 1/2 head roasted garlic

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped herbs

Step 1: Roast the Garlic

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. As it warms, slice off the tips of the cloves with a sharp knife. Drizzle them with olive oil, and wrap them in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Add the Seasoning to the Potatoes

Add the roasted garlic and herbs to the bowl of mashed potatoes and stir until well combined.

Roasted garlic and herb mashed potatoes

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Things You\’ll Need

  • 1/3 of the mashed potatoes

  • 1-2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

Horseradish mashed potatoes

Step 1: Add Horseradish to the Potatoes

Add horseradish to the bowl of mashed potatoes and stir until combined.

Step 2: Taste Your Potatoes Before Serving

Taste the potatoes before serving. Adjust the amount of horseradish according to your preference — you may like it spicier or tamer than the average eater!

Creamy horseradish mashed potatoes

Parmesan and Crispy Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Things You\’ll Need

  • 1/3 of the mashed potatoes

  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated

Parmesan mashed potatoes with crispy shallots

Step 1: Cook the Shallots

Add the butter to a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, add the shallots and cook, stirring often, until crispy.

Step 2: Add the Ingredients to the Mashed Potatoes

Add the shallots and parmesan to the bowl of mashed potatoes and stir until well combined.

Parmesan and crispy shallot mashed potatoes

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