Mashed potatoes are a classic dish that most people are familiar with. They are usually served as a side dish along with meats, and vegetables. While mashed potatoes are pretty simple to make and taste great, there are plenty of ways to dress up the original recipe to make it better.
Just by adding a few different ingredients and toppings, you can take mashed potatoes from plain and ordinary to tasty and exciting. There are different ways to prepare and cook them too. You can even reuse your leftover mashed potatoes to make appetizers, snacks, and other treats.
It’s hard to resist any type of mashed potatoes, but when you mix things up a little bit; it will make your family happy to try new things. If you are looking for a new way to serve mashed potatoes or just need some new ideas for side dishes, try one of these 14 recipes for serving the best mashed potatoes.
1. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sometimes you just need to add something to your mashed potatoes to make them a little tastier. These garlic mashed potatoes have a subtle flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the creaminess of the potatoes, but add a little extra flavor to the dish. They are great when served with steak, fish, or chicken. They also work well with other side dishes.
- extra-virgin olive oil
- peeled, chopped potatoes
- Kosher salt
- heavy cream
- balsamic vinegar
- chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Add some olive oil to the garlic and wrap it in foil. Bake until golden brown.
- Put the potatoes in a large pot, season, and boil until they are soft.
- Mash the potatoes in a large bowl and add butter, cream, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.
- Mix until you get your preferred consistency. Add more salt and pepper to taste and serve warm.