Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe made with onion dip. You’ll love how rich and creamy these homemade potatoes are with onion buttery flavor! Try these instead of your regular mashed potatoes!
I know mashed potatoes are considered a side dish, but these are so good, hand me a spoon and let’s call these dinner!
Who doesn’t love creamy mashed potatoes? I have a few favorite recipes, including cream cheese mashed potatoes, dairy free mashed potatoes, pesto mashed potatoes and cauliflower mashed potatoes, but this recipe here is extra special because of a secret ingredient…..!
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Secret Ingredient
Well if you read the title then you already know the secret ingredient. Drum roll please… it’s french onion dip! Yup, that container of french onion dip is not only great for dipping chips into, but it makes luxurious creamy mashed potatoes!
If you’re worried about the potatoes being too “oniony”, don’t be. The onion flavor that the dip provides is not overpowering at all. Honestly, I’m not a big onion lover, but I gobble up these mashed potatoes. They’re a big hit with my entire family because of how rich and creamy they taste!
How to Make
Boil the potatoes. Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water, cooking until a fork easily runs through them, about 20 minutes. Drain and place the potatoes back into the pot.
Butter & Milk. You should always warm up your butter and milk in a saucepan before you mix it into your mashed potatoes, just trust me on this one.
Add onion dip. Add butter, milk and onion dip into the pot of potatoes, mixing it with a hand mixer or potato masher until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
You can use any type of french onion dip from the grocery store, or you can make homemade onion dip – it’s up to you!
Eat. My favorite part, serve and enjoy. You can sprinkle some fresh parsley on top if you want to be fancy.
What are the best kind of potatoes to use for mashed potatoes?
Honestly, any type of potato works for mashed potatoes, but in my opinion Yukon Gold are best for mashing due to their natural buttery flavor. Second runner-up are Russets which will also make fluffy mashed potatoes.
Tip: Here’s how to store potatoes to make them last!
Can I make these ahead of time?
If you’re planning to make these ahead of time for Thanksgiving or Sunday Dinner, don’t worry, you absolutely can.
You can make these mashed potatoes up to 2 days in advance, storing them in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat in the oven or microwave. When reheating, I recommend adding 1-2 extra tablespoons of butter in them which freshens them up nicely.
Hope you enjoy these Onion Mashed Potatoes, thanks for stopping by!
What to do with leftover mashed potatoes?
My absolute favorite recipe with leftover mashed potatoes is mashed potato patties, they’re especially good with the added onion flavor. Also, did you know you can freeze mashed potatoes?
More Side Dish Recipes
Cheesy Green Beans
Slow Cooker Green Beans
Amish Potato Stuffing
Potato Kale Salad
Vegetarian Collard Greens
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
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- 2 pounds Russet potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup french onion dip
- 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until a fork easily slides through them, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and put back into pot. Place pot back on stove burner to keep warm.
- In a small saucepan add butter and milk, cooking on medium heat until the butter is completely melted.
- Add butter/milk mixture and onion dip into potato pot. Use a electric hand mixer or potato masher and mix until potatoes are creamy. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, mix again.
- Serve and enjoy. Optional: add finely chopped fresh parsley on top when serving.
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