Some meals just aren’t complete unless there’s a bowl of mashed potatoes on the table, right? Definitely. But instead of serving up a predictable bowl of this staple, why not dress up your favorite side with three different flavors? From a classic topping like roasted garlic and herbs, to the more adventurous horseradish garnish, to the comforting parmesan and crispy shallot flavoring, there’s something for every guest with these recipes. Make all three, and prepare to have even more turkey leftovers than normal.

Things You’ll Need

2 pounds peeled and chopped potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Make the Mashed Potatoes

Step 1: Boil the Potatoes
Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook until fork tender.

Step 2: Mash the Potatoes
Drain the potatoes in a colander, and transfer them to a large bowl. Now, add the butter and milk, and then mash the potatoes until they’re creamy and smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Things You’ll Need

1/3 of the mashed potatoes
1/2 head roasted garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped herbs
Step 1: Roast the Garlic
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. As it warms, slice off the tips of the cloves with a sharp knife. Drizzle them with olive oil, and wrap them in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Add the Seasoning to the Potatoes
Add the roasted garlic and herbs to the bowl of mashed potatoes and stir until well combined.


Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Things You’ll Need

1/3 of the mashed potatoes
1-2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

Step 1: Add Horseradish to the Potatoes
Add horseradish to the bowl of mashed potatoes and stir until combined.

Step 2: Taste Your Potatoes Before Serving
Taste the potatoes before serving. Adjust the amount of horseradish according to your preference — you may like it spicier or tamer than the average eater!

Parmesan and Crispy Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Things You’ll Need

1/3 of the mashed potatoes
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup parmesan, grated

Step 1: Cook the Shallots
Add the butter to a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, add the shallots and cook, stirring often, until crispy.

Step 2: Add the Ingredients to the Mashed Potatoes
Add the shallots and parmesan to the bowl of mashed potatoes and stir until well combined.