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Side Dish Upgrade: Mashed Potatoes

Make the creamiest mashed potatoes ever with our three ridiculously easy tips.

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Wanna know how to make the creamiest mashed potatoes? Follow these three simple steps. Go with russets. Their light and fluffy texture is ideal and their mild earthy flavor acts as a blank canvas for all kinds of toppings. Make sure your liquid, both the butter and milk, are nice and warm before adding it to the potatoes and be sure to add the butter first and then the buttermilk. This will keep the potatoes from becoming gluey and keep them delightfully creamy and smooth. Try using buttermilk instead of regular milk or cream. Not only does it have a naturally smooth creamy texture, its light tang makes potatoes all the more flavorful. These incredibly creamy mashed potatoes are sure to be a hit this holiday.