31 Insanely Creamy Mashed Potato Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

Who needs turkey when you have this delicious side dish?

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The Garlic Diaries/Cooking Classy

When it comes to holiday cooking, it's hard to find a recipe that's more popular than mashed potatoes! The next time you need a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving dish, or just a simple side your family will love, whip up one of these mouthwatering ideas.

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Little Spice Jar
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Who doesn't love a little extra cheese? Whether for the holidays, or to complement a comfort food craving, this recipe has you covered.

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Damn Delicious
Loaded Mashed Potato Balls

These deep-fried snacks are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and the best dish you'll ever make with leftover mashed potatoes.

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Cooking Classy
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roast extra garlic and sprinkle it on top for a punch of flavor with every spoonful.

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Recipe Tin Eats
Meatloaf Cupcakes With Mashed Potato

All the best ingredients of a meatloaf dinner packed in one delicious bite? Yes, please!

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Natasha's Kitchen
Creamy Mashed Potatoes

You can't go wrong with this basic, ultra buttery recipe.

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Live Eat Learn
Spinach and Mashed Potato Croquettes

These crispy croquettes are an easy appetizer to add to your Thanksgiving dinner menu.

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The Salty Marshmallow
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream cheese, butter, and whole milk make this recipe sinfully rich.

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Half Baked Harvest
Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie, and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts

Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into this mouthwatering breakfast sandwich.

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Life in the Lofthouse
Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

If you're craving the classic mashed, look no further than this fool-proof recipe that's ready in just 30 minutes.

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Gimme Some Oven
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

It only takes 10 minutes to prep these easy potatoes, and your does the rest.

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Andrew Purcell
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Fennel

Lighten up! Reduce butter to 1/4 stick, replace the cream and milk with 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk, and add 1/4 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth to save 127 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving.

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Brian Woodcock
Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

These creamy spuds come together while you prepare the rest of your meal.

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Ellen Silverman
Mashed Potato Soufflé with Cheese and Bacon

This cheesy, savory soufflé transforms comfort food basics — creamy mashed potatoes and bacon — into an elegant but still comforting dish.

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Brian Woodcock
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Nutty brown butter makes this mashed potato recipe seriously addictive.

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The Garlic Diaries
Ultimate Secret Ingredient Garlic Mashed Potatoes

You just can't go wrong with this creamy, buttery mashed potato recipe.

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Tools you'll need: stainless steel potato masher ($10, )

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Handle the Heat
Loaded Leftover Mashed Potato Balls

Stuck with a ton of leftover mashed potatoes? Use this recipe to turn them into something different and delicious!

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Six Sisters' Stuff
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make these mashed potatoes the night before a hectic day of holiday cooking. Then throw them in the oven before you eat, and watch your guests devour the delish dish.

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Tools you'll need: 2-pice baking dish set ($15, )

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The Cooking Jar
Mashed Potato Puffs

Mashed potato puffs filled with even more creamy, loaded mashed potatoes? Sign us up!

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Tools you'll need: nonstick muffin pan ($7, )

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Courtesy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Like pumpkin spice lattes? Then you're going to love this recipe for pumpkin spice mashed potatoes.

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Platings And Pairings
Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

Light, creamy and buttery—this classic recipe showcases potatoes at their best.

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Courtesy of Le Creme De La Crumb
Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

What's not to love about a garlicky mashed potato recipe you can whip up in your slow cooker?

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Loaded Mashed Potato Crunch

Crispy, crunchy potatoes topped with bacon and cheese. Hello, new favorite side dish!

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Just A Taste
Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

These mashed potato pancakes are what your post-Thanksgiving breakfast has been missing.

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Gather For Bread
Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Why wait for dinner to eat mashed potatoes? These crispy potato balls are the perfect Thanksgiving appetizers.

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Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes

We promise: Your guests are going to be licking their plates clean thanks to this creamy recipe.

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Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown butter: It's what your mashed potatoes have been missing.

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Loaded Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Insider tip: Make extra of these loaded mashed potatoes, because your Thanksgiving guests will want seconds.

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Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Bring this cheesy, gooey casserole with you, and you'll be the talk of the potluck.

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Just A Taste
Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

When it comes to leftover mashed potatoes, who knew a waffle iron would come in so handy?

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Fried Mashed Potatoes

Don't waste those leftover mashed potatoes! Use them to create these yummy bite-sized treats.

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