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.

Staff Picks

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.52 stars
If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.61 stars
You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first.

Loaded Mash Potatoes

Rating: 4.71 stars
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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Instant Pot® Leek Mashed Potatoes

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

Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Low-Fat)

Rating: 4.5 stars
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!

Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is a simple, quick recipe that is a definite people-pleaser.

Chantilly Potatoes

Rating: 4.89 stars
Baked chantilly mashed potatoes with a cheese topping. You can add a variety of cheeses, bacon, or chives. I use homemade mashed potatoes, but instant work just as well.

Mashed Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Creamy mashed potatoes with the velvety flavor of blue cheese!

Simple Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars
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: 4.81 stars
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: 4.65 stars
These are the best I've had! Red potato skins are full of flavor!

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.84 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

8 Kicked Up Mashed Potato Recipes

These recipes take plain mashed potatoes and add a unique boost of flavor from chipotle chiles, spice blends, grainy mustards, and other secret ingredients.

Make the Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes

All you need to know for mashed potatoes that will steal the show.

Day Before Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.6 stars

This recipe helps you plan ahead by allowing you to make your mashed potatoes in advance!