Oh, mashed potatoes, we do love them and for good reason! Who can deny smooth and buttery potatoes that melt in your mouth? We certainly can’t! Made with a few simple ingredients, everyone has their favourite way of making Aunt Bessie’s mashed potatoes; some like it with heaps of butter and others with just a dash. Whichever way you prefer, you can be sure it’ll serve a treat for the whole family!
Traditionally, mashed potatoes are used as a side with a classic pie, but with a bit of imagination and flair, this versatile dish can be turned into something beautiful. From vegetarian meals with mashed potatoes to bangers and mash, there’s something for everyone!
Read on for more inspiration on which delicious meals to serve with mashed potatoes. P.S – expect a whole lot of creamy potato goodness!
What to serve with Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are beautifully paired with just about anything and if you’re a meat lover, here are a few mashed potato dishes to get you started.
1. Sausage casserole with mashed potatoes
A hearty dish, that’s easy to whip as a midweek meal. This sausage casserole recipe is packed full of flavour, requires little clean-up and is a one pan wonder. That means less time in the kitchen and more time to relax. Plate up juicy sausages with mashed potatoes, luscious gravy and top with fried onions for an unforgettable dinner.
2. Roast chicken and mashed potatoes
Here at Aunt Bessie’s, we love a good hearty roast! Nothing gets the family together like a Sunday dinner with all the trimmings. Try pairing succulent cuts of roast chicken with creamy mashed potatoes, honey glazed parsnips and stuffing to round off the dish. It’s simply delicious!
3. Chilli con carne and mashed potato
Pull out all the stops with this dazzling mashed potato dish! The combination of savoury beef mince and creamy mashed potatoes is what dreams are made of. Serve this moreish dish with a layer of buttery mash, chilli con carne, soured cream, and a drizzle of lime. It’s a great way to round off the weekend!
4. Leg of lamb with mashed potatoes
Are you stuck for ideas on what to serve with mashed potatoes? Don’t fret because Aunt Bessie’s is here to save the day, with our succulent leg of lamb dish. It’s sure to get bums on seats and mouths watering. Dish up tender cuts of juicy lamb in a giant Yorkshire pud with a dollop of mash, sweet parsnips, and a sea of gravy. Its dinner done the right way!
5. Smoked haddock fish cakes
If you love fish and potatoes, this is the mashed potato dishfor you! Try these tasty smoked haddock fishcakes, made using Aunt Bessie’s soft and fluffy mashed potato. They’re delicious and a breeze to make. It’s a great dish to get kids involved with, they’ll love getting their hands stuck in to making the fishcake mixture!
Vegetarian mashed potato meals
Shake up mealtimes with these vegetarian meals with mashed potato, from Yorkshire pudding pies to toad in the holes, there’s something for everyone.
1. Yorkshire pudding pies with a mashed potato filling
This may sound a little scandalous but stay with us. For a delicious, mashed potato meal, stuff Yorkshire puddings with a layer of buttery mashed potato, vibrant vegetables, and luscious gravy. It's a tasty, mashed potato dish, which will please even the pickiest of eaters. Sounds like a win win situation!
2. Meat free toad in the hole with creamy mashed potatoes
This toad-in-the-hole is easy and delicious, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Better yet its vegetarian and vegan friendly! Pair this toad in a hole on a bed of creamy mash and add your desired amount of gravy. Scrumptious if we do say so ourselves!
3. Vegetable shepherd's pie
A shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food. It has the power to warm you up, whilst filling your heart with joy. Serve hot vegetable pie alongside chips or salad for a mashed potato dishto delight your family with. The layers of buttery mashed potatoes and crisp seasoned vegetables is a match made in heaven!
For a light and refreshing meal, try this stir-fried butter beans salad with mashed potatoes. Imagine a bed of fluffy, creamy mash topped with a zesty bean mix. It surely is a divine combination! But we haven’t even got to the best part? Not only is this dish packed full of flavour, better yet, its fibre boosting. Isn’t that fantastic?
Now that was a delicious read, it sure has our tummies grumbling! But no dinner is complete without a decadent dessert to close off the night. Why not try our rich chocolate chip pudding or a tart jam roly poly. Yummy!