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Thanksgiving: Mashed Potato Recipes for Every Personality

There is no better example of Nutrition on a Budget than Thanksgiving Dinner. No matter what you’re planning to prepare, you can make the potato dish with confidence, knowing that you’re using one of the very best values in the produce department. Make extra, this year– I’ll have all sorts of ideas for your potato left-overs after the holiday.

So, let’s talk turkey…and mashed potatoes.  You do know there’s a mashed potato recipe for every personality, don’t you?  As you plan your menu out for next week, contemplate what you and your family truly desire in those fluffy peaks of potato goodness. I’ve got some ideas from the great recipes we’ve got in our database.

Are you:

A Traditionalist? Determined to preserve tradition by sticking to the tried-and-true delicious mashed potatoes that are whipped with butter, milk, salt and pepper?

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

A Diplomat? You spice up your potatoes with ethnic flavors and spices to add zest and appeal to your transcontinental guests.

Chipotle Mashed Potatoes           Miso & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A Hedonist? Taking mashed potatoes to the next decadent step by using every variation of cream in the book–whipping cream, cream cheese, sour cream.  Maybe even chocolate—yes, white chocolate with dashes of hot sauce.

Tenderloin Tapas with Potato and White Wine Sauce        Potato Tarts Au Gratin

A Health Nut? Looking for new ways to increase the nutrition of the already-healthy profile of your potatoes.  You add squash, broccoli, peas, sautéed mushrooms, even an assorted variety of peppers and you reduce the fat and sodium.

Browned Butter Smashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash  

Quick and Healthy Mashed Potatoes 

Cowboy Mashed Potatoes

A Procrastinator?  Someone who wants to wow the crowd, but ends up looking for a quick fix.

Microwave Potatoes     Easy Potato Mashers

What recipe and personality describes you and your Thanksgiving menu the best?  I can’t wait to compare notes.

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