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15 Glorious Ways To Bulk Up Mashed Potatoes


Plain mashed potatoes are so yesterday. Here are 15 yummy twists on the classic recipe that will turn it into an unforgettable side dish!

It's time to add some mass to your mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the best comfort foods out there. They're the perfect side to a juicy steak or other savory meat dish, and they're especially easy to make. The original recipe calls for boiling a batch of peeled Yukon gold potatoes until fork-tender (about 15 to 20 minutes), then mashing them with cream, butter and milk until smooth. A dash of salt and pepper, and you're done! But what about using that steaming bed of starchy goodness as a blank canvas for bigger and better creations? Here are 15 glorious ways to boost your mashed potato game from solid to sensational.

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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