Now I know what you are thinking… What to serve with mashed potatoes?? Sometimes I pick up too many potatoes, make too many mashed potatoes, or there was a killer deal on potatoes. So in those cases, I plan around the side dish instead of the main dish.
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Potatoes are always a safe side for dinner if your kids are anything like mine. Bonus points, even now, as teenagers, they will try new foods if they can dip the new food into mashed potatoes for the first time. There were times when the kids were younger, they ate just mashed potatoes when they were little; I learned to pick my battles some nights.
How To Make Mashed Potatoes
Toppings For Mashed Potatoes
Gravy– There is no wrong gravy to serve with mashed potatoes; your choice may depend on what is being helped alongside it. You can do jarred gravy, from-scratch gravy, or powdered packet gravy. My go-to is almost always jarred turkey gravy, but you can also do brown gravy, chicken gravy, pork gravy, or white country gravy.
Main Dishes To Serve With Mashed Potatoes
The main answer to what to pair with mashed potatoes is meat; it’s my favorite paring to go with mashed potatoes.
Turkey– This Thanksgiving dinner main dish is most often thought of when you think of mashed potatoes. But don’t sleep on mashed potatoes the rest of the year, or you are missing out. Get the recipe-> here.
Steak– Another classic and probably the original beef and potato combination. Trust me on this combination. You need to try it if you haven’t.
other side dishes to Pair with Mashed potatoes
Green Bean Casserole– This easy recipe gets overlooked except for the holidays! We make this year-round due to low prep work, and it’s tasty! Plus, everyone needs more fried onions in their life. Get the recipe-> here.
WHAT BREAD GOES WITH Mashed Potatoes
LEFTOVER MASHED POTATO RECIPES
I am famous for being unable to make a “regular serving” for the family, and leftover mashed potatoes go amazing into other dishes, including different mashed potatoes.
- Meatball Potato Bowls
- Shepard Pie
- Copy Cat KFC Mashed Potato Bowls
- Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
- Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
- Ham Shepherd’s Pie Recipe