Top 5 Must Try Toppings for Mashed Potatoes
It is getting that time of year where many of us gather with our families over a big meal and count our blessings. When presented with a lot of food options, one of the best side dishes to go with that meal is a big dish of mashed potatoes. But with a big plate full of mashed spuds, what kind of things do you serve to make them even better? With an empty stomach and servings of mashed potatoes in mind here are the Top 5 Toppings for Mashed Potatoes.
Sometimes the best topping on a serving of mashed potatoes comes from a can. Thick soups like a “crème of chicken” or “cream of bacon” work great but if you are inventive enough any soup flavoring will work on a hot bowl of mashed spuds. You can also mix and match flavorings to get a taste of your own. What’s great is typically a can of soup doesn’t cost much either so this won’t break the bank.
Another great topping for mashed potatoes is a big helping of chili. Either fresh made or out of the can, it’s all good. You can go with a meaty or more of a vegetable style. Chilli is great if you want something with a lot of spice to really cranked up the heat on your potatoes. Chili can be prepared so many different ways and brings all those flavors to mashed potatoes. The choices are endless.
A traditional topping not only for potatoes that have been mashed but also baked potatoes too. A big blob of sour cream is good on a big pile of spuds and it can either be a homespun version or out of a can from a store. Other items can be mixed into the sour cream like chives or garlic to bring an extra flavor to the dish.
The options for which kind of cheese to add is endless for mashed potatoes. From a simple American or Cheddar to something more complex like goat cheese. You can add a shredded cheese or something liquid and gooey to pour on top to really bring out the spuds. Bacon is also a nice add to bring to the party here and really make a meal out of it.
Gravy is a topping that gets used a lot. Either a poultry style that goes good with chicken or Turkey or a dark and beefy style that goes well with a slice of roast beef or a slice of steak. A lot of restaurants offer gravy with your mashed potatoes so you don’t even need to make your own, instead just get some from someplace like KFC and pour on the goodness.