Mashed potatoes have earned a perennial spot on the classic American Thanksgiving menu, and for good reason ― they’re creamy, buttery and relatively easy to make. But thanks to the pandemic, 2020 is the year to change up the way you do the Thanksgiving feast. You’re likely making a smaller dinner, or maybe even celebrating remotely over Zoom ― so while you’re at it, why not mess around with your menu and up the ante on your mashed potatoes this year?
Whether you hate peeling potatoes (hasselbacks!) or you’re a sauce fiend (scalloped!), and whether you’re cooking with your oven, stovetop, Instant Pot or slow cooker, we’ve got a selection of recipes below that’ll help you switch things up. Bon appetit!