6 Twists on Mashed Potatoes That'll Have You Dancing in the Kitchen
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.
Sweeten the Meal: Oven-Dried Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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.
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.)
Make simple mashed potatoes and stuff them back into tater skins with green onions, cheddar and any other ingredients you love.
The Lemon Bowl: Honey Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
The Mediterranean Dish: Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Tahini Dip with Turmeric and Smoked Paprika
The Mom 100: Mashed Yukon and Sweet Potatoes with Sauteed Leeks
Taste with the Eyes: Fun Little Baked Potato Shooters