Mashed Potatoes

What's Christmas dinner without a steaming side dish of buttery mashed potatoes? Serve them plain and simple or mashed with cheese, garlic, or other potato partners -- with our mashed potato recipes, you'll find the perfect side dish for your Christmas menu.

Two-Tone Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Wow holiday guests with an unexpected two-tone twist on a classic mashed potatoes recipe.

Asiago Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Mashed Potatoes

Midwest Living

Give mashed potatoes an Italian twist by stirring in Asiago cheese and an herbacious tomato pesto.

Prosciutto-Sage Mashed Potatoes

Family Circle

A scoop of mascarpone cheese will make these mashed potatoes your creamiest, dreamiest batch yet.

Broccoli-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Midwest Living

For extra creamy potatoes, beat roasted spuds with an electric mixer until they're light and fluffy.

Bacon-Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Midwest Living

A bowl of mashed potatoes is practically a meal in itself when you fold in crumbled blue cheese and crispy bacon.

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes


Even picky kids will love this adult take on savory potatoes, and may have fun helping you make them (who doesn't like to smash things). Just a few simple ingredients turn a boring side into a standout.

Spicy Double-Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Midwest Living

Smoked gouda cheese and chipotle in adobo are the key ingredients in this mashed potato recipe. This side dish would pair perfectly with any Mexican-spiced meat or bean entrees.

Mashed Roasters

Better Homes and Gardens

Refrigerated new potato wedges makes this quick recipe even quicker. Serve it with hamburger or steak.

Must-Have Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

It's easy to change the flavor of this classic side dish. Simply stir in garlic, smoked cheese, or pesto.

Creamy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Rosemary, cream and butter are expected additions, but the wild card (white chocolate!) is what makes this creamy mashed potatoes worthy of a holiday dinner.

Total: 45 mins

Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Midwest Living

A spoonful of horseradish adds a big flavor kick to these creamy mashed potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Better Homes and Gardens

Coax a caramelized flavor out of onions simply by cooking them in butter until they are soft and golden brown. Add them to mashed potatoes for a holiday side dish that will have dinner guests raving.

Total: 40 mins

Mashed Potatoes with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

When plain mashed potatoes just won't do, dress them up with herbs and a chunky shiitake mushroom gravy.

Total: 40 mins

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

High-starch russet potatoes become dry and fluffy when baked. They'll absorb all the milk, cheese, and Mushroom Sauce--making the creamiest, splurge--worthy mashed potato recipe.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with White Cheddar

Better Homes and Gardens

This delicious side dish recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving or any special occasion. It features a luscious mix of sweet potatoes, white cheddar cheese, red apples, whipping cream, and fresh thyme.

White Cheddar Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Decadent enough for a Thanksgiving side dish but easy enough to whip up along with dinner any day, you'll never want to eat sweet potatoes without cheddar and apples after trying this recipe.

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Enjoy these savory white mashed potatoes plain or with a crowning touch--a spoonful of creamy gravy.

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