Three Recipe Ideas for Mashed Potatoes

I’ve done my research and found three flavorful recipes to kick up your holiday meal. If you think your family will miss Grandma’s recipe use half of your cooked potatoes for the traditional recipe and the other half for a soon-to-be favorite!

Three Recipes to Spice Up Classic Mashed Potatoes

  1. Wasabi Mashed Potatoes  |  These are my new favorite. They pair well with fish and veggies for a lighter holiday meal. Remember, you control the heat!
  2. Cheddar Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Bacon Bits | The flavors of  classic baked potato toppings.
  3. Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes |  Sweet and spicy combination is a winner. Fun change from the normal Idaho potatoes.

Potato Ricer: A Must-Have for Mashed Potatoes

The absolute key for making silky, smooth mashed potatoes is a little gadget called a potato ricer. It is basically a larger version of a garlic press.

After you’ve cooked your potatoes, just press them through the ricer. They will come out in pasta-like strands and make for a velvety, lump free consistency. Add the other ingredients and prepare for praise from your family and friends!

You can purchase a potato ricer at any cooking goods store, or even on Amazon.com, for about $20. It’s an investment piece that you use for many years. Quick and get yours this week so you can use it for Christmas dinner!

20 days until Christmas!

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