Eagle, Idaho, November 12, 2021 -- This holiday season make sure you have plenty of potatoes in the pantry because we all know holiday meals aren’t complete without a piping hot bowl of mashed potatoes. Whether you prefer to prepare a traditional family favorite or add a twist to your mashers, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is your one stop resource for the upcoming holidays.
Before we dive into the recipes, here are a few TIPS that apply to all preparations....
Potatoes are a uniquely versatile vegetable that pair perfectly with just about any flavor you can imagine, especially Thanksgiving fixins’. For help in deciding how to serve your spuds on Turkey Day, visit the IPC’s recipe database with more than 150 delicious mashed Idaho® potato recipes.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Pecorino Pancetta Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Bold, Italian-inspired ingredients like pancetta and pecorino cheese make this a savory and indulgent side dish that will be an instant favorite.
Pumpkin Sage Mashed Idaho Potatoes: Idaho® russet potatoes are combined with pumpkin puree and warm spices like ground cinnamon, sage and spices, making for a vibrant addition to your Thanksgiving spread.
Baked Mashed Potatoes: Want a crispier bowl of mashed Idaho® taters? Combine mashed potatoes, one egg, sour cream, cottage cheese, green onions and scoop into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with crushed crackers or shredded cheese and bake in the oven for thirty minutes. Enjoy a satisfying crunch with each bite!
Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes: There are few things that complement each other like Idaho® potatoes, bacon and cheddar cheese. 15 minutes in the oven allows the flavors to meld together for a truly decadent dish.
Roasted Garlic Ranch Mashed Idaho® Potatoes
In the rare event you have leftover mashed potatoes, don’t toss them. Cover in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to three days. The easiest way to reheat them is to put the mashed potatoes in a plastic sealable bag and immerse in boiling water. The amount of time depends on the quantity. For tips on reheating spuds in the microwave, stove top and oven, visit the IPC’s in-house expert, Dr. Potato.
If you want to get more creative with your leftovers, here’s a quick recipe you have whip up on Black Friday.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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