8 Kicked Up Mashed Potato Recipes
Fluffy and comforting, mashed potatoes are practically the perfect food already. But that doesn't mean you can't jazz 'em up from time to time. These recipes take yummy mashed potatoes and provide a unique boost of flavor in the form of chipotle peppers, cajun spices, grainy mustards, and so on.
Cajun Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are whipped with Cajun seasoning for a spicy version of mashers. "Simple and straight forward just how mashed potatoes should be," says Soup Loving Nicole. I recommend using butter."
Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Light and fluffy mashed potatoes get a tangy flavor boost from whole grain mustard. "The first time I had mustard mashed potatoes was at an Irish restaurant served with bangers 'n mash," says DIZ#9829. "The flavor is somewhat similar to a German style potato salad. Paired with the right meats and sauces, they are absolutely delish. (i.e., bangers 'n mash, corned beef 'n cabbage, old fashioned pot roast)."
Spicy Mashed Potatoes
These creamy mashed potatoes feature a pop of color from cilantro and a double dose of spice from diced fresh jalapenos and jalapeno-flavored cream cheese. "These were a nice change from the every day mashed potatoes and this is one I'll make again," says Soup Loving Nicole.
Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
Here regular mashed potatoes get a savory-spicy treatment with garlic and chipotle peppers. This dish goes great as a side for steak or any Tex-Mex meal.
Italian Mashed Potatoes
This recipe adds Italian herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley, sage, and garlic. "We loved the amount of herbs! Great tasting potatoes," says sueb.
Uncle Dick's Mashed Potatoes
These baked mashed potatoes go big on flavor with cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, and butter. "This is one that ranks right up there with the best mashed potatoes I've ever had," says lutzflcat. "And it actually instructs you to refrigerate overnight. Is that convenient or what? Out of the fridge, into the oven, and you have a mashed potato casserole that will WOW everybody."
Addictive Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes are mashed up with caramelized onions, cream cheese, brown sugar, sour cream, whipping cream, and a touch of soy sauce. "They are seriously addictive," says says Cotnoir.
Curry Mashed Potatoes
Give basic mashed potatoes a big boost with curry seasonings — curry powder, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, and cayenne pepper.