How to make the best mashed potato recipes for Thanksgiving? On this special day, a mouth-watering turkey and a hearty side of mashed potatoes can be found on almost any dinner table spread. Our goal is for your version to be the best! Learn how to make the best mashed potato recipes for Thanksgiving.
Eating mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving takes us back to our childhood as we reminisce about the scents and flavors that would reveal what our grandmother had cooked. This is the day when, once the meal is over, our greatest wish is to once again sit at the same table with our loved ones the following year.
Transform your meal into an unforgettable celebration by making the best mashed potato recipe for Thanksgiving, and be sure to share it with your loved ones. Our top three picks are:
Recipe for mashed potatoes with olive oil
Ingredients for mashed potatoes with olive oil (makes 4 servings):
- 2 lbs. potatoes for boiling
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons of Italica extra virgin olive oil
Wash the potatoes well and place them, unpeeled, in a pot. Cover them with cold water, add salt and place on a burner. Once the water begins to boil, cook the potatoes for approximately 30 minutes.
Check to see if they are done by poking the potatoes with a knife. The potatoes are ready when the knife can be inserted and removed easily. Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the burner, drain the water and allow them to cool slightly.
Peel the potatoes while they are still warm and place them in a large bowl. Mash the potatoes and add salt, warm milk and extra virgin olive to bring out the flavor of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Recipe for mashed potatoes with olive oil and walnuts
To give our classic mashed potato recipe a new twist, simply find an ingredient that enhances the flavor perfectly. In this case we are using walnuts.
This recipe is quite easy to make. All you have to do is add the walnuts (thoroughly crushed or ground) to the cooked potatoes and blend. For an original touch, sprinkle some walnuts on top before serving the mashed potatoes, and drizzle with a teaspoon of Italica extra virgin olive oil.
Say yes to the…cheese!
To take any recipe to the next level, an excellent alternative is to brown it au gratin.
And yes, mashed potatoes are a perfect candidate to be made au gratin.
Simple, yet effective. It has been scientifically proven that the au gratin version of any dish is a resounding success. In this case, it can be done various ways. One alternative is to fill a pastry sleeve with melted cheese and use it to form small balls that are then sprinkled with more (powdered) cheese on top of the mashed potatoes. Place under a broiler and see the magic happen.
An easier way is to transfer the mashed potatoes to a baking dish, cover with plenty of cheese and then broil in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until browned. All done!
Regardless of how you celebrate it this year, we hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.