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Mashed potatoes are one of the iconic side dishes in a Thanksgiving meal. They’re also one of the most versatile sides, because even in mashed form, they can be prepared in so many different ways.

Here are just four variations to consider adding to your menu this Thanksgiving.


Standard Mashed Potatoes

You can’t go wrong with good, old-fashioned recipe with butter and cream. This video from Tasty features a couple of mix-in variations, but it also highlights different ways to mash your potatoes, from using a regular hand masher to utilizing a fine sieve.

How To Make The Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This recipe from also features a touch of Romano cheese, and who doesn’t love a little cheese with their potatoes, regardless of how they’re prepared?

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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

This Martha Stewart recipe actually comes courtesy of Martha’s own mother and utilizes cream cheese to add a unique flavor and zip.

Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese - Martha Stewart

This delicious recipe for mashed potatoes enriched with cream cheese came from Martha's mother, Mrs. Kostyra. Brought to you by Martha Stewart:


Loaded Mashed Potato Bake

What if a loaded baked potato was actually a caserole-type dish? That’s what you get with this recipe from Delish that packs the flavor with plenty of cheddar, garlic, sour cream and bacon. Don’t forget the chives, if only for the hint of color alone.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake | Delish

Get the full recipe from Delish: INGREDIENTS 4 lb. russet potatoe...

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