When you’re talking side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner is there anything that comes to mind before mashed potatoes? But just because they are a tried and true favorite doesn’t mean they have to be boring. We have 5 ways to make mashed potato including mashed potato with rutabaga, a light version of mashed potatoes and roasted garlic mashed potatoes as well as a unique way to make mashed potatoes in a crockpot.
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Here’s some classic variations on the classic Thanksgiving side dish of mashed potatoes:
Mashed Potatoes and Rutabaga from Food Done Light: Rutabagas give mashed potatoes a beautiful light orange color, your children will love. Most importantly it is delicious.
Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes from The Grant Life: These have more flavor then normal mashed potatoes and take less effort to make.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Call Me PMC: Since Yukon Gold potatoes have a thin skin, you can make this mashed potato recipe with them unpeeled. Great time saver!
Lighter Mashed Potatoes from My Turn for Us: Made with red potatoes, this is a great healthy option.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter from Around My Family Table: I couldn’t resist adding a sweet potato recipe because I love them so much. The browned butter gives a nutty flavor to the dish.
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