Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Not only is this a delicious alternative to regular mashed potato recipes, but it's a very user-friendly way to serve your potato side dish. They're really decadent: not too rich, but just rich enough, and perfect for any special occasion.
You can make this ahead anytime during the day you plan to serve the potatoes. Just bake a little longer.
For more color on top, you can broil the potatoes if desired.