Mashed potatoes are a flexible recipe, just follow some rules of thumb and you’ll have a perfect (and easy!) side dish with endless possibilities.
There are essentially three times in the life of a mashed potato recipe to inject flavor. Whatever you choose, they’ll almost always layer well and pair beautifully with the rest of your holiday feast. Use up spare ingredients from other dishes or clear out the fridge to make room for leftovers, or go a little bit blingier for the “wow!” factor.