Reader Tips: How to Make Mashed Potatoes Better

Your perfect mash is just a potato away.

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The perfect side to go with that perfect holiday roast has got to be mashed potatoes. Whether you like them light and fluffy or rich and creamy, mashed potatoes is a side worth celebrating.

We asked our readers how they make their versions of the dinner classic, and here are a few of our favorites:

I add garlic to my mashed potatoes! It’s really the best. – Ginny Alderson

Try this recipe: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I boil equal amounts of cauliflower and potatoes. It’s the only way my son used to eat cauliflower! Mashed it with a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon of baking powder to make it fluffy, and some milk until it reached the correct consistency. – Odette Ryan

Try this recipe: Colcannon

Warm the milk before adding it to the cooked potatoes –Julie Flournoy Hazboun

Try this recipe: Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Use sour cream instead of milk. And use butter, of course. – Cheryl Alexander

Try this recipe: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I make the mash using an electric whisk on the lowest setting to get a nice consistency! Ann-Marie Coulson

Try this: Cook Mashed Potatoes in Three Ways

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