13 Perfect Mashed Potato Recipes

It's hard to overstate how much we love mashed potatoes. And all you really need is some potatoes and butter and we'll gobble up the whole bowl. But start adding things like garlic, cheese, or bacon? We're practically drooling. Luckily for us, our favorite food bloggers have plenty of inventive takes on the dish, guaranteeing we'll be adding mashed potatoes to our menu ASAP.

And we'll defintely be making them more than once. After searching high and low for the best mashed potato recipes, we might have to make them all.

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Easy Creamy Crockpot Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
If you're a mashed potato OG, then keep things old-school with this easy recipe.
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Loaded Mashed Potato Balls
Forget rice balls, loaded mashed potato balls are where it's at.
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Sweet And White Mashed Potato Swirl
Sweet potatoes or regular potatoes? Now you don't have to choose. In the words of Hannah Montana, this dish gives you the best of both worlds.
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The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Dreamy, creamy mashed potatoes that vegans can enjoy? It's not the stuff of legend, it's this delicious six ingredient dish.
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Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
No need to sweat over a pot of boiling water — just toss potatoes into the slow cooker and use the next few hours to get a jumpstart on all those other delicious holiday dishes you're whipping up.
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Mashed Potato Cakes
Most mashed potato recipes tell you to "serve immediately" — code for "doesn't taste great reheated." Which is why this simple, tasty recipe for mashed potato cakes is the perfect solution for leftovers.
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Roasted Garlic Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Roast garlic and horseradish add a flavorful kick to the classic mash.
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Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes With Brown Butter & Crispy Sage
A light spike of bourbon brings cocktail hour to the dinner table in this tempting take on sweet potato casserole.
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Duchess Potatoes
"Elegant" and "potato" don't normally belong in the same sentence — unless you're talking about duchess potatoes, where a little piping creates beautiful individual portions for your guests.
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Parmesan Bacon Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
You don't have to wait for pie to enjoy pumpkin at your dinner table with this savory-sweet recipe.
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Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower is both a delicious and healthy addition to a classic holiday dish.
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Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes
Potatoes get way decadent in this dish thanks to the addition of some crumbled blue cheese and bacon.
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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes
Mashed purple potatoes are a real showstopper, not to mention they taste great, too.
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Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole is a classic for a reason, and this version includes both traditional toppings — streusel and marshmallows — so you don't have to choose between ooey-gooey goodness and a sweet-savory crunch.

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