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The Secret to Making the Best Mashed Potatoes

There's a reason mashed potatoes regularly sit in the number one spot on the list of America's favorite Thanksgiving side dishes — they're somehow creamy and fluffy at the same time, delectably buttery, and happen to provide the perfect vehicle for gravy. But great potatoes shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. Whether it's a huge holiday feast or just a weekday dinner with the kids, you want to put your best foot forward when it comes to this beloved side dish. Here's how…

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The Secret to Making the Best Mashed Potatoes

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    Mashed Potato Secrets You Need To Know

    Mashed Potato Secrets You Need To Know

    As easy as it may sound, there's a lot to consider when making a simple batch of mashed potatoes. The kind of tuber you choose, the way you cook them, the tools you use, the flavors you add — all of it plays a part in whether your potatoes will steal the show or end up in the trash can. And before you scoff at these tips, remember that Whole Foods can charge $8.99 a pound for mashed potatoes for a reason — some people just can't, or won't, make them.

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