Mashed Potato Recipes

Basic mashed potatoes made with milk and butter are a classic, but mashed potatoes are also great with garlic, cheese, bacon, and more.

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Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 568
Potatoes are blended with warmed butter and milk to create those perfect, smooth mashed potatoes everyone loves.

The Best Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 452
This recipe is often requested during Thanksgiving. It's totally tasty and everyone will rave! For a variation, serve in a casserole dish, and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese and butter over potatoes and reheat in the oven.
By Allrecipes Member

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 241
These garlic mashed potatoes are rich and very tasty! For a creamier texture, use heavy cream in place of the milk. These are also terrific topped with green onions.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 471
You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1685
These are melt in your mouth mashed potatoes, and what could be better than potatoes in the slow cooker?

Loaded Mash Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 13
Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock is combined with potatoes, low-fat sour cream and a low-sodium ranch mix and topped with turkey bacon. You won't miss any of the flavor in this healthier version of mashed potatoes.
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Low-Fat)

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
I have recently gone vegan, which I love, but I missed one of my favorite things, mashed potatoes. I decided to create a simple vegan and soy-free recipe for the non-chef - me! So here it is - a nice base recipe if you are lactose intolerant (like my son) and/or vegan. Hope you like!

Simple Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

This is an easy take on mashed potatoes. The potatoes pressure cook away while you focus on other things. This is a basic but tasty recipe; feel free to update with your own ingredients. You can peel the skins if you prefer. Once you mash it up, you can return insert back to the pot, reattach the lid, and place it on the Keep Warm function until you are ready to serve.

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 973
This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free.

Suzy's Mashed Red Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 902
These are the best I've had! Red potato skins are full of flavor!
By B.T.

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 56
These potatoes are full of creamy sour cream, cream cheese, and buttery goodness contrasted with rich roast garlic. The texture is as delightful as the flavor combination.
By jenmannaz

Instant Pot® Leek Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 5
A little something different from traditional mashed potatoes, for the Instant Pot®. The leeks add a very mild oniony flavor. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

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Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 106

Mashed potatoes can be made almost completely ahead. Do nearly everything - boil, peel and mash; stir in milk and salt - up to two days ahead. Before serving, reheat. Adding butter at the last minute makes them taste freshly mashed.