What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Raise your hand if you’re like me and love mashed potatoes! I have to admit my most favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the side dishes and then the day after, the leftover side dishes.
When I saw these Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes made in a slow cooker, yes I said slow cooker…I had to try them! I didn’t think that you could improve on the most perfect mashed potatoes but you can. Because when you’re making Thanksgiving dinner, you run out of room to cook things. I know I do. So making your potatoes in a slow cooker is pretty genius! That frees up space on the stove and you can even keep them warm in the slow cooker.
I wanted to make my own twist on them so I made them with tons of sharp cheddar cheese. Cheesy potatoes are my absolute favorite!
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It’s the middle of fall and I’m loving it! With cold, sunny days and the hint of winter in the air, I find myself craving cozy, comforting recipes that will warm me up from the inside out. I’m talking about hearty braises, steaming stews, and anything potato-based.
I am a potato lover through and through and have been known to make a big batch of mashed potatoes to eat as dinner. Not the most exciting meal, but definitely super-comforting and delicious. When I found the BHG Goldilocks Potatoes I was just a bit (okay, a lot!) excited. Essentially, they’re fluffy mashed potatoes topped with softly whipped cream and cheddar.
I made a couple of changes from the original recipe:
1. Into the mashed potatoes, I stirred in some roasted garlic, crispy bacon, shredded cheddar and green onions.
2. I added extra cheese on top of the whipped topping.
I loved the way these potatoes turned out – almost like baked potato soup, but even more comforting, if that’s even possible! The whipped topping melted down in the potatoes so keep that in mind – you don’t need too much milk or butter in your mashed potato base. I made these in tiny individual cups, which would be perfect as an appetizer for all of those holiday parties coming up. You can prep all of the cups, keep them in the fridge and bake them off as needed, because who doesn’t love a cup full of comfort?
More from BHG.com:
Thanksgiving is all about the sides. There, I said it! Now, don’t get me wrong, Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without the turkey, but all the flavor and fun is in the scrumptious dishes that accompany that beautiful bird. Am I right? My favorite classics include green bean casserole, roasted butternut squash, and Waldorf salad. I’m so glad Thanksgiving is only a week away because I’m craving some hearty comfort food.
1. Skillet Scalloped Corn // 2. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping // 3. Roast Green Beans with Beets, Feta and Walnuts // 4. Slow-Baked Tomatoes with Garlic and Mint // 5. Mashed Potato Pots // 6. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Gouda and Crispy Pancetta // 7. Savory Butternut Squash Dressing // 8. Florence Mama’s Candied Yams
If you are looking to mix things up this year with some delicious new sides, I’ve collected eight fabulous recipes that are sure to complement your turkey and keep your guests begging for another helping. As a bonus (if you still have room), I also found four unique and beautiful desserts. I mean, what’s Thanksgiving without a slice of pie?
I hope you enjoyed my collection of recipes and make one or two your new family favorites! Wishing you a festive, happy, and delicious Thanksgiving!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm