9 Creamy, Fluffy Ways to Make Mashed Potatoes

Recipes for everyone's favorite side dish

Creamy, buttery, and comforting, mashed potatoes are the perfect cold weather dish. Plus, they're extremely versatile, from the type of potato you use to the herbs and spices you mix in. From a rich version made with crème fraîche to a vibrant sweet potato mash flavored with maple, this is how we take our potatoes.

Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Thirty cloves of garlic go into this creamy side dish.Romulo Yanes
Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Maple syrup enhances the sweetness of this simple sweet potato mash.Maxime Iattoni
Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes
Creme fraiche mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes combined with butter and crème fraîche make a rich, creamy side. Any root vegetable can be used in combination with or in place of the potatoes.Farideh Sadeghin
Avocado Mashed Potatoes
Avocado Mash
Mashed potatoes go green with avocado and cilantro in this bright recipe.Farideh Sadeghin
Aloo Masala (South Indian Potatoes)
Aloo Masala (South Indian Potatoes)
These flavorful mashed potatoes are spiced with mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, turmeric, and ginger, and mixed with peas.Ingalls Photography
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Creamy baked yams mashed with butter, lime juice, and honey make an easy, bright autumn side dish.Helen Rosner
Sage Mashed Potatoes
This fragrant recipes involves a few ingenious methods for infusing the herb's brisk flavor into the mash.Todd Coleman
Colcannon
Colcannon
Leave it to the potato-loving Irish to dream up colcannon, spuds mashed with finely chopped cabbage and enriched with lots of cream. Get the recipe for Colcannon »Penny De Los Santos
Lemon Mayonnaise Smashed Potato Salad
Lemon Mayonnaise Smashed Potato Salad
Homemade lemon mayonnaise adds zesty flavor to these tender, coarsely mashed potatoes.Gemma and Andrew Ingalls