Presenting…my all-time favorite mashed potatoes recipe. These homemade mashed potatoes are perfectly rich and creamy, full of great flavor, easy to make, and always a crowd fave.
Friends! It has come to my attention that in nine years of blogging, I have somehow neglected to share with you my go-to recipe for this most classic of classic side dishes. Which simply will not do with Thanksgiving — the ultimate side dish extravaganza — just around the corner.
So today, allow me to present to you my tried-and-true, back-pocket, made-’em-a-million-times, always-a-crowd-fave, never-letta-girl-down, all-time-favorite mashed potatoes recipe!
Now of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions about exactly what constitutes the best mashed potatoes recipe. But if I’m the one put in charge potatoes for Thanksgiving, this recipe is my idea of perfection. These mashed potatoes are indulgently buttery, creamy, tangy, and made with a very subtle hint of garlic (which you’re welcome to amp up, if you’d like). They are perfectly dense and thick (not the whipped and ultra-light variety). They feature not one, but two popular kinds of potatoes (whose skins you are welcome to leave on or peel off). They can be as smooth or as chunky as you prefer. And they are simply so good.
Oh, and they’re also incredibly easy to make and reheat in the microwave, if you have a busy menu lineup and would like to prep them ahead of time.
Basically, they’re total winners, and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love them too. So if you’re looking for a solid homemade mashed potatoes recipe, bookmark this one. And when you’re ready, let’s make a batch together! ♡