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How To Make Mashed Potatoes Plus Our 12 Favorite Mashed Potato Recipes

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Mashed potatoes–who doesn’t love them? Whether you use Yukon gold, Peruvian purple, Idaho or russet, red potatoes, or sweet potatoes and boil, roast, bake or grill and then mash or smash them, one thing is for sure–you can’t go wrong by making taters. We’ve included 12 of our absolute favorites for Christmas Dinner ideas, and included a how-to on making the best mashed potatoes, which potatoes are best to mash, and a test for doneness. While these recipes make great leftover mashed potatoes you can also freeze them…but we’ve never met anyone who couldn’t eat mounds of these.

For more holiday suggestions, check out our other round-ups such as festive vegetable sides such as green beans,  other holiday potatoes, five-ingredient hors d’oeuvres, roasted meats like standing rib roasts and Beef Wellington, plus bar cookies, fudge and  showstopper holiday desserts. And be sure to tell us about your favorites on our Facebook page.



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