Mashed Potato Recipes

Basic mashed potatoes made with milk and butter are a classic, but mashed potatoes are also great with garlic, cheese, bacon, and more.

Staff Picks

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 598
These smooth, creamy, delicious mashed potatoes are a comfort-food win.

The Best Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 463
Bold, creamy mashed potatoes made with Parmesan and lots of fresh garlic.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 241
These garlic mashed potatoes are rich and very tasty! For a creamier texture, use heavy cream in place of the milk. These are also terrific topped with green onions.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 480
Make these creamy mashed potatoes 2 days ahead and keep them in the fridge.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1702
Extra creamy mashed potatoes with butter, sour cream, and cream cheese.

Loaded Mash Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock is combined with potatoes, low-fat sour cream and a low-sodium ranch mix and topped with turkey bacon. You won't miss any of the flavor in this healthier version of mashed potatoes.
Sponsored By Swansons

Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Low-Fat)

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
I have recently gone vegan, which I love, but I missed one of my favorite things, mashed potatoes. I decided to create a simple vegan and soy-free recipe for the non-chef - me! So here it is - a nice base recipe if you are lactose intolerant (like my son) and/or vegan. Hope you like!

Simple Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 2
This is an easy take on mashed potatoes. The potatoes pressure cook away while you focus on other things. This is a basic but tasty recipe; feel free to update with your own ingredients. You can peel the skins if you prefer. Once you mash it up, you can return insert back to the pot, reattach the lid, and place it on the Keep Warm function until you are ready to serve.

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1024
The easiest way to make fluffy, creamy, and lump-free mashed potatoes.

Suzy's Mashed Red Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 902
These are the best I've had! Red potato skins are full of flavor!

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 56
These potatoes are full of creamy sour cream, cream cheese, and buttery goodness contrasted with rich roast garlic. The texture is as delightful as the flavor combination.
By jenmannaz

Instant Pot® Leek Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 7
A little something different from traditional mashed potatoes, for the Instant Pot®. The leeks add a very mild oniony flavor. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 241

These garlicky mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, and oh-so tasty!