6 Mashed Potato Stir-Ins for the Ultimate Side Dish

Looking to take your mashed potatoes up a notch? Mashed potatoes are a classic holiday side dish. No celebration is complete without a bowl of silky spuds, but you know what makes them even better? Add-ins! From cheese to vegetables, seasonings, herbs, and even bacon, we have you covered. Check out these creative mashed potato stir-ins for the ultimate side dish!

1. Garlic-Dill Mashed Potaotes

This version is made in the slow cooker with skin-on red potatoes adding textural interest. Making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker also helps keep them moist, locking in the moisture while they cook. Add a good helping of dill and garlic, and voila! Get the recipe for Garlic-Dill Mashed Potatoes here.

2. Mascarpone and Roasted Red Pepper Mashed Potatoes

Mascarpone adds zesty smooth taste and texture to these tubers. Roasted red pepper and fresh parsley amp up the flavor profile to complement any meal. Get the recipe for Mascarpone and Roasted Red Pepper Mashed Potatoes here.

3. Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes

Butternut squash is a classic fall flavor, so why not combine it with mashed potatoes for a sweet version of the classic side dish? The next time you make butternut squash soup, set aside a little portion to toss into your taters! Get the recipe for Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes here.

4. Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Seriously? Can you even go wrong with bacon and sticky sweet caramelized onion? Nope! This flavor combo is always a winning team. Get the recipe for Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes here.

5. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Nothing beets the winning combination of cheese and mashed potatoes! These red potatoes are laced with salty seasonings and cheddar cheese. Get the recipe for Cheesy Mashed Potatoes here.

6. Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Add a little sinus-clearing horseradish to your silky mash. These creamy potatoes sport caramelized onions, horseradish, and Dijon mustard for quite the kick -- perfect for adding to any family meal. Get the recipe for Horseradish Mashed Potatoes here.

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Watch as we cook up a delicious side of mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese and pistachios.


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