Baked, smooth, or smashed, mashed potatoes are undeniably delicious! Sure, you can have them any day of the year, but mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving is still one of those unshakable traditions people enjoy year after year.  Plain, creamy mashed potatoes can already hold their own as a dish, but top them with cheddar, caramelized shallots, or whatever else you can dream up, and they're bound to please everyone at the table.  If you want a little mashed potato inspiration of your own, look no further than these rich renditions!

Marscapone Mashed Potatoes with Chives (from Italian Foodies)Marscapone Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Blue Cheese and Roasted Apple Mashed Potatoes (from baked bree)Blue Cheese and Roasted Apple Mashed Potatoes

Simple Garlic Smashed Potatoes (from Snippets of Thyme)Simple Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Basil Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (from Lipstick Blogger)Basil Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar (from Sippity Sup)Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Carrots & Dill (from Savor the Thyme)Quick Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Carrots and Dill

Perfect No-Lump Mashed Potatoes (from Spinach Tiger)Perfect No-Lump Mashed Potatoes

Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes (from Dishing the Divine)Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooked Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes (from Coconut & Lime)Slow Cooked Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes (from The Meaning of Pie)Baked Mashed Potatoes with Grated Gruyere and Parmesan

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic (from Cheesecake for All)Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

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