Mashed Potato Substitutes: 10 Fantastic Side Dishes for the Dinner Table

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Mashed Potato Substitutes

When I was younger, I was always searching the dinner table for those mashed potato substitutes and alternatives. Call me crazy, but I seriously did not like mashed potatoes. Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve become a normal woman with typical characteristics: I’m a mom, a homemaker, a wife and a carb addict!

Of course, since I challenged my own parents by being a picky eater, my kids seem to be following in my footsteps. Now they’re the ones who turn their noses up at potatoes and scan the buffet for mashed potato substitutes!

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When I reflect upon my own childhood tastes and how they’ve changed as I’ve grown up, I like to reassure myself that my kids will come to like more food on their own time. Until then, I’m going to bring at least one of these mashed potato substitutes to the Thanksgiving table!

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Mashed Potato Substitutes

1.  Bruleed (or not) Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes. These can be made in individual portions or as a casserole.

2.  Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash

3.  Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

4.  Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

5.  Loaded Mashed Cauliflower with bacon, sour cream and cheese.

6.  Gorgonzola Mashed Potato Latkes with Jalepeno Apple Relish

7.  Individual Au Gratin Potatoes made in muffin cups!

8.  Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary Alfredo Sauce

9.  Simple Roasted Red Potatoes with Tarragon and Garlic

10.  Boerenkool Stamppot (Kale Mash Pot). This is one of those true mashed potato substitutes–a traditional Dutch dish made with vegetables and smoked sausage.

Do you love mashed potatoes? Will you be making any mashed potato substitutes over the holiday season?


  1. Thanks for including two of my dishes! 🙂

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