12 Secret Ingredients to Try for Next-Level Mashed Potatoes (PHOTOS)

Mashed potatoes are carby and creamy and wonderful -- so basically, they're everything you could ever want on a cold, winter night. They're also a Thanksgiving staple, so while we love them by default, we're getting a little bored of our great-grandma's recipe. (May great-grandmas everywhere rest in peace, but their mashed potatoes are ALWAYS dry.)


It would be a sin to lose a side dish so wonderful to a fate as terrible as dryness, so we have a list of 12 secret ingredients people add to their mashed potatoes to transport them into the dreamy state they were always meant to be in.

Go ahead, test them all out. We know you want to.



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