Every holiday dinner has them — the ever-so-comforting rich, buttery, mashed potatoes. They're a classic, they don't let you down, and they're best paired with turkey and gravy on the side. But what if you want to make something different, something special this season? We've got you covered with some amazingly unique, totally gourmet recipes that are just as simple but with an extra oomph of flavors and textures.
These whipped bourbon bacon sweet potatoes are basically all you need in life. You've got the booze, the protein, the mashed — what else do you need?
We're loving the addition of a powdered ranch packet to these flavorful bacon, ranch and cheddar potatoes.
Adding roasted garlic to any root vegetable really ups its game. Substitute the classic sour cream in mashed potatoes for Greek yogurt, like in these roasted garlic Greek yogurt smashed potatoes, and you're making it healthier and oh so tasty.
Add a bit of spice to your meals with these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes.
Homey and delicious, these buttermilk bacon blue smashed potatoes have that tang from the buttermilk and extra flavor from the blue cheese. Make them!
The addition of chili powder, paprika and cumin will make these spicy bacon mashed potatoes a hit with your spice-loving guests.
Layer your favorite pasta sauce and cheese over potatoes, and you'll get these perfect garlic Parmesan-style baked mashed potatoes.
Saffron mashed potatoes are simple yet showcase one of the most expensive spices on Earth — saffron. Why not treat yourself this holiday season?
Tell the potatoes to hit the road, and make this roasted parsnip and caramelized onion puree.
Made with a sofrito of garlic and onions as well as achiote, these Ecuadorian mashed potatoes are served alongside hard-boiled eggs, avocados and more. It'll be difficult to go back to plain mashed potatoes any time soon.
Adding mushrooms to these garlic and mushroom mashed potatoes makes for a hearty side dish.
These goat cheese and spinach mashed sweet potatoes make for a bowl we'd love to dig into and actually feel healthy about it.
These creamy mashed parsnips and potatoes mix two root vegetables for extra flavor and texture.
Instead of loads of sour cream or heavy cream, just dump some hummus into these hummus mashed potatoes, and you're in for a treat.
This recipe for mashed potatoes with caramelized onions and bacon is total comfort. Caramelizing the onions brings in a level of sweetness that pairs so well with the salty, savory bacon.
Loaded mashed potato bake — also known as the best thing that ever happened to potatoes.
Because it's fall and we like adding pumpkin to everything, these pumpkin mashed potatoes are right up our alley.
Gorgonzola smashed potatoes make for an amazing side dish to your steak dinners.
Brown butter makes everything better, especially this roasted sweet potato puree with brown butter.
Amazing how just some herbs and a splash of buttermilk can make these scallion-buttermilk mashed potatoes an outstanding side dish.
These are the perfect twist on the traditional side dish, and we are loving these herb and goat cheese mashed potatoes.
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