With Thanksgiving on the horizon and so many variations of mashed potatoes, how can anyone choose just one? We all know that turkey meat pairs best with one thing and one thing only: mashed potatoes. Here are a few ideas for your Thanksgiving side dish.
- Peel 4 pounds of Yukon Gold or russet potatoes and dice them into cubes.
- Boil for 20-25 minutes until desired tenderness then drain water.
- Add 1/3 cup of butter and 1 cup of milk and begin mashing.
- Add salt and pepper while mashing or whipping.
Creamy cheddar and jalapeño mashed potatoes are savory and offer a zesty kick that will have your family reaching for more and asking for the recipe. Simply add a couple of finely diced jalapeños and a cup of sharp cheddar cheese while mashing to completely transform the tantalizing flavor. If you want the jalapeño flavor without the heat simply remove all jalapeño seeds before mixing.
Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes
Garlic and herb mashed potatoes are a classic rendition of the notorious side dish. For this one, use cream cheese with your milk to add a smooth, rich flavor that will leave a lasting impression on everyone's tastebuds. Just add 3 diced garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of minced fresh chives, 1 teaspoon of thyme and 1 cup sour cream. After mixing, place in crockpot on low heat to make them perfect.
Kale Mashed Potatoes
Kale mashed potatoes has the potential to be a show stealer. Use redskin potatoes for this rendition and leave skins in to add more crunch. Add 2 cups of kale and sauteed onions while mixing to create an unforgettable flavor explosion that will become a tradition in no time flat.
Mashed Cauliflower with Parmigiano Reggiano & Asiago
Mashed cauliflower with Parmigiano Reggiano and asiago is so good you won't even be able to tell the difference between the two. Replace potatoes with steamed cauliflower and add Parmigiano Reggiano and Asiago while mixing. You can also add a few sauteed button mushrooms or a handful of green olives for a little boost in homestyle flavor.
Dominate the dinner table with one of these delectable variations of mashed potatoes at this year’s Thanksgiving.
Wine Choice for Thanksgiving Meal: Cabernet Sauvignon