Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 month ago

What are the best addon ingredients to take mashed potatoes to the next level?

20 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    not all at one time but try any of these

    Cheese and garlic

    garlic and use cream not milk 


    cheese, chives, bacon

    and one not so obvious but make sure you add enough salt.  Potatoes suck up salt so you can add a bit more without them being overly salty

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Cheese, onions,, celery, savory, an egg, crustless pieces of bread.

  • 1 month ago

    Either or a combination of the below ingredients will take mashed potatoes up a notch:

    Bacon bits


    Chopped sweet onions, raw, used when mashing potatoes or boil onions  with potatoes

    Minced garlic

    When using red potatoes, keep the skins on and mash as usual

    Try Yukon Gold potatoes for mashing...soo good

    Add a handful of thawed peas, mixed in after mashing

    Mash or sprinkle with your favorite shredded cheese

    A dollop of mayonnaise or sour cream while mashing

    Use cream instead of milk

    Scallions or chives

    Onion and or garlic powder

    Sprinkle with a mixture of garlic. Chopped rosemary and olive oil

    Bake potatoes, cut in half, remove potatoes from skin without ruining the skin. Mash potatoes as desired, mix in cheese and frozen mixed veggies. Restuff potatoes and bake. Always a big hit.

    Also. This is a great way to bake a potato...use an apple corer to remove a plug from a raw potato and insert a breakfast sausage into the hole. Bake as usual for a pre-season delightful baked potato!

  • 1 month ago

    Cheese (any type)



    Crispy onions

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  • 1 month ago

    Butter and green onions!

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Olive oil, instead of butter.

    Buttermilk, instead of milk.

    Cream cheese & chives.

    Garlic butter.

    Chopped scallions.

  • 1 month ago

    garlic powder, caramelized onions, or cheese

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Roasted garlic and cheese. 

  • JimTom
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Nutmeg works really well. Also watercress in mashed potatoes is good too

  • 1 month ago

    Garlic.  You can buy pre-prepared rubs which can be fantastic.

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