You may think that mashed potatoes are a pretty straightforward comfort food. When it comes down to it, however, the possibilities are endless. Skins on or off? Skim milk, half-and-half, or whipping cream? Butter or olive oil? Cream cheese or sour cream?
The following recipes offer lots of choices. Each received high ratings from our Test Kitchens. In addition, each was tested with a potato masher, an electric mixer, and a potato ricer. After making inquiries, we discovered more cooks own mashers or mixers than ricers. That's why we list a potato masher or electric mixer in the method. A ricer, which resembles a big garlic press, forces the cooked pulp through tiny holes. This causes the potatoes to resemble grains of rice.
We know that no matter how you mash them, you'll enjoy these potatoes as much as we do.
Mashed Potato Recipes: