Mashed potatoes are one of the greatest comfort foods of all time, and they only get that much better when you add a twist to the mix. We've collected ten unique and tasty recipes below that take the classic mashed potato dish and bring them far above and beyond their normal standards. Whether you prefer something cheesy, sweet, or super rich, there's a recipe here that is sure to get your attention. It's time to start peeling and bring out the beaters!
Potato Basil Puree
Basil leaves and parmesan cheese add two powerful punches of flavor to these potatoes.
Find the recipe at Popsugar.
Cranberry Mashed Potatoes
You'd be surprised how well dried cranberries go with a freshly whipped batch of mashed potatoes.
Find the recipe at In Good Flavor.
Cheddar & Cholula Mashed Potatoes
These delicious mashed potatoes have a great kick to them thanks to their chives and Cholula sauce ingredients.
Find the recipe at Oh My Veggies.
These potatoes are relatively easy to make, only calling for four ingredients total.
Find the recipe at BBC Food.
Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Spinach
A pumpkin puree gives these potatoes their golden color.
Find the recipe at Oh She Glows.
Garlic & Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes
Rich and creamy black truffle butter makes these potatoes to die for.
Find the recipe at D'Artagnan.
Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes
Hazelnut milk and thyme leaves give this dish a sophisticated taste.
Find the recipe at Petit World Citizen.
Spinach Mashed Potatoes
This recipe calls for two cups of fresh spinach, which goes excellently with the parmesan cheese flavor in these potatoes.
Find the recipe at Chef in Training.
Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese, Parsley and Bacon
Bacon makes everything better — including these parmesan and parsley mashed potatoes.
Find the recipe at Latin Times.
Rustic Autumn Parsnip & Purple Potato Mash
This pretty purple potato and parsnip mash contains thyme and chicken stock to enhance its taste.
Find the recipe at No Spoon Necessary.This post was originally published on Nicko's Kitchen