Mix It Up: 10 Ideas for Mashed Potato Add-Ins

Mix It Up: 10 Ideas for Mashed Potato Add-Ins

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Anjali Prasertong
Nov 22, 2011
Plain mashed potatoes are great on their own, but sometimes you want to mix it up a bit. Mashing in other vegetables adds flavor, color and texture, transforming the usual bowl of starch into a totally new side dish. How about mashed potatoes with butternut squash or caramelized shallot and sage? Get these recipes and more ideas below! Here are our favorite types of add-ins for mashed potatoes: Root Vegetables: The mild flavor and dense texture of root vegetables make them an ideal mate for mashed potatoes. • Mashed Potatoes with Rutabaga, or Neeps & TattiesMashed Potatoes with Carrots and Leeks at Gourmet • Mashed Potatoes and Celeriac at Martha Stewart Greens: Mashing cooked greens in with your potatoes adds color, flavor and textural contrast, and makes them a lot more nutritious too. • Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes at 101 Cookbooks • Colcannon at Simply Recipes Winter Squash or Sweet Potatoes: Sweet, creamy mashed squash or sweet potato gives mashed potatoes an autumnal flair. • Mashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash at Food & Wine • Harvest Mashed Potatoes at Southern Living Alliums: Add-ins like chives, caramelized onion or shallot, and roasted garlic take potatoes from tasty to scrape-the-bowl-clean good. • Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes at Sunset • Caramelized-Shallot and Sage Mashed Potatoes at Bon Appetit • Wasabi and Green Onion Mashed Potatoes at Bon Appetit What are your favorite add-ins for mashed potatoes? Related: Our Best Tips & Advice for Great Mashed Potatoes (Images: Martha Stewart; 101 Cookbooks)
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