6 Twists on Mashed Potatoes That'll Have You Dancing in the Kitchen

By: Alyse Whitney
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It's time to do the mashed potato. No, we don't mean breaking out your '60s moves, but these new twists on the humble spud may inspire you to dance around the kitchen.

It's not hard to learn  how to make mashed potatoes — boil, drain, take out your aggression with a masher or ricer, and season — but sometimes it's tough to get out of a food rut. Reinvent the classic side dish with a mix of vegetables, like Chuck Hughes'  root vegetable mash (pictured above), in which potatoes pair well with carrots, parsnips and salsify — or completely swap out taters for sweet potatoes instead.

Check out five more of our favorite spins on mashed potatoes below.

Chip-ify the Classic: Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Instead of reaching for a bag of sour-cream-and-onion chips, try Kelsey Nixon's creamy potatoes with similar flavors.

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Alex Guarnaschelli makes sure all the excess moisture evaporates from sweet potatoes with some extra time in the oven, and then purees them with orange, sherry and molasses.

Get Fancy: Truffled Cheese Mash

Cooking Channel Truffled Cheese Mash Beyond The Basic Mash-Potatoes

Photo by: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Armando Rafael Moutela, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sottocenare al Tartufo cheese lends truffle flavor  and decadent creaminess so you don't have to add lots of butter. (But we won't judge you if you do.)

Double the Fun: Twice-Baked Potatoes

Make simple mashed potatoes and stuff them back into tater skins with green onions, cheddar and any other ingredients you love.

Fry High: Potato Croquettes
Mashed potatoes are filled with fresh mozzarella, coated with breadcrumbs and fried until crisp. What could go wrong?
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Creative Culinary: Roasted Carrot and Leek Mash

Taste with the Eyes: Fun Little Baked Potato Shooters

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