Change up your side dish with these delicious mashed potatoes recipes.
Even though I eat mostly low carb…I have to be real and say mashed potatoes are probably one of the best side dishes out there.
And the great thing about mashed potatoes is that they literally go with everything. But sometimes you want to jazz them up and try a new twist.
I remember I was invited to a dinner party and I was in charge of mashed potatoes. But I was distinctly told by the host to make olive oil mashed potatoes.
Even being Italian I have never used olive oil instead of butter. So, I winged it and WOW. They were sooooo good. They were a hit and a nice change from normal mashed potatoes.
With that said I hope these mashed potatoes recipes will inspire your next meal.
Yummy Mashed Potatoes Recipes
Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Learn how to make Garlic Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes and skip the gravy! Creamy and oh-so flavorful, this potato side dish is sure to be a hit with any meal!
Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes
Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes are creamy and flavorful. Perfect for holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas but easy enough to make for weeknight dinners too!
Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potato
Dreaming of creamy, fluffy, and easy-to-make mashed potatoes? Try this Instant Pot Mashed Potato recipe. A vegan version of the recipe is also shown.
Ricotta Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Ricotta Herb Mashed Potatoes, a quick and easy mashed potato recipe that is ready in less than 15 minutes!
Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
These smoked gouda mashed potatoes are made from gold potatoes, and are a great side dish for any meal!
Irish Champ Potatoes
Irish Champ Potatoes - creamy mashed potatoes spiked with shallots/scallions, topped with lashings of garlic butter.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Jalapenos (Papas)
What do you get when you combine mashed potatoes with heavy cream, butter, sour cream, melted colbyjack cheese and jalapenos? The best mashed potatoes you’ve ever had in your life.
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes are luxuriously creamy without any milk or butter. This easy Mediterranean inspired recipe is the ultimate side dish for holidays or any night of the week!
Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potato – but not just any old mashed potato – fluffy & creamy Spinach Mashed Potatoes loaded with green spinach (duh!) herbs & feta. No need for greens with this side dish, it’s all in one.
Rosemary Infused Potato and Cauliflower Mash
This Rosemary Infused Potato and Cauliflower Mash has fewer carbs AND less fat than traditional mashed potatoes, and it has the wonderful, earthy flavor of rosemary imbibed in every bite. But don’t let that fool you. It’s still rich and super flavorful, and it’s a DELICIOUS alternative....
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish that everyone will enjoy. Vegetarian and delicious, Garlic Cheese Mashed Potatoes are a hit every time!
Mashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash
These dreamy mashed potatoes would like to be invited over to your place for the holidays this year. And they’ve requested a seat in the middle of your dinner table. Mashed potatoes can be so presumptuous. Sheesh.
Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes
An easy and delicious dinner side dish recipe for Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes! They’re gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and top-8 allergy-free; perfect for the holidays or as a simple healthy take on some good ole’ comfort food!
Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche
A side dish that goes with everything. These Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche And Roasted Garlic are creamy and so flavorful. Put this recipe in your cookbook, it’s going to become your favorite mashed potato recipe ever!
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Kale & Herbs
It’s dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free so if you are making a recipe for someone with food intolerances, it is a fabulous alternative. It’s easy to update old and new recipes with Almond Breeze and add a lovely bit of almond-y flavour to your dish.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
This Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe is one of the few reasons I can get my kids to eat mashed potatoes without whining about it. Now, these potatoes are also my favorite as well and if you pair them up with prime rib or steak they are even better!
Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
These flavorful dairy-free mashed potatoes require no dairy substitutes but simple ingredients you already have on hand.
Parmesan Broccoli Mashed Potatoes
Flavorful, creamy, and beautiful to boot, these parmesan broccoli mashed potatoes are some of the best I’ve ever had in my entire life.
Pesto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - Keto
Flavorful pesto makes these Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes a keeper…comfort food without all the carbs! You won’t even miss the “real” thing!
Purple Mashed Potatoes
These Purple Mashed Potatoes are beautifully and naturally colored. Make for a kid-friendly side dish, it tastes just like regular potatoes but loaded with antioxidants!
Horseradish-Blue Cheese Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Horseradish-Blue Cheese Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes that’s a mouthful before you’ve even taken a bite. I had mentioned this in my recent Walnut Crusted Salmon with Guinness Reduction recipe,
Twice Baked Mashed Potato
Twice Baked Mashed Potato Casserole – Flavorful mashed potatoes you bake right in the oven!! Cheese and bacon perfection. Great for a crowd!
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Buttermilk blue cheese mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect a rich and tangy side dish for your Thanksgiving menu.
Slow Cooker Mashed Parsnips & Sweet Potatoes
This healthy mashed recipe features recipe features two of my favorite root vegetables – parsnips and sweet potatoes. Many folks find sweet potatoes a little too sweet. Parsnips are sweet, but not overly so. Slow Cooker Mashed Parsnips & Sweet Potatoes has a ratio of 2:1 (more parsnips to sweet potatoes), so you have the gorgeousness of the sweet potato color without serving a dessert-y type side dish.
Tahini Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes
There’s nothing quite as comforting as a plate of mashed potatoes, but it’s time to take it up a notch! Tahini Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes will blow the traditional side dish out of the park! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and top 8 allergy-free! This purple mash will be the star of any family dinner!
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Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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