Thursday, August 4, 2016

Adding Flavor To Your Potatoes 21 Different Ways

The other day I mention my "Black Bean Chili". Today I made chicken flavored mashed potatoes with parsley. I didn’t use real potatoes. As I was out. I did have one instant package of mashed potatoes. I don’t know about you, but those never taste as good as homemade mashed potatoes. So, I tend to add different things to spice up the flavor. You can do it. You don’t have to have plain mashed potatoes every night of the week. Instead you can can change your mashed potatoes up each night with a different flavor. For me, I added a teaspoon of chicken flavoring and 1 teaspoon of parsley.
Here are a list of things  you can add to get more flavor to mashed potatoes :
1. Chicken beef or turkey flavoring
2. Butter
3. Parsley
4. Different cheeses
5. Chopped bacon pieces
6. Chopped ham pieces
7. Sauteed mushrooms and onions
8. Sour cream and chives
9. Leaving the skins on
10. Cilantro and scallions
11. Sour Cream and Dill
12. Spinach
13. Carrots
14. Jalapeno and cheddar cheese
15. Rosemary
16. Pesto
17. Italian dressing
18. Buttermilk ranch dressing
19. Butternut squash
20. Cream cheese
21. Mayo
There are many ways to add more flavor to your mashed potatoes. You can use any combination of any of the ingredients I listed. You can be creative and come up with new ways I have not mention. The easiest way to do this is by experimenting on your own. By adding different spices, flavoring, and veggies.

Some people choose to add toppings to their mashed potatoes instead of mixing it all together. Which can be packed with flavor as well. Such as : Broccoli and cheese, chili, bacon and cheddar cheese, garlic shrimp, french fried onions, beef gravy and mushrooms. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t have to use regular potatoes either. You can do the same thing with sweet potatoes, red potatoes or any kind you choose. With sweet potatoes I noticed you can add different sweets for flavoring. Such as : brown sugar, maple syrup, marshmallows, honey, butter, thyme, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger.

How do you enjoy eating your mashed potatoes?


  1. I've added most on your list at one time or another - love taters!

  2. That's a great list of yummy ways to change potato flavoring. My favorite is still loaded with butter!

    1. That is my all time favorite to. Reminds me of my childhood.


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