Rachael Ray’s Garlicky Mashed Potatoes Will Be the Superstar of Your Thanksgiving Table

Rachael Ray has a love for all things garlic. She also loves potatoes. Marrying the two into a showstopping Thanksgiving side called Rachael Ray’s Garlicky Mashed Potatoes seemed only natural for the Food Network star. Ray loves garlic so much she has claimed many times on her talk show that it is all she smells like. Ray has said that she would have never married a man that didn’t love it as much as she did. Thank goodness her husband of 16 years, John Cusimano, is also a fan. Therefore, he is likely also a fan of these garlicky mashed potatoes, which will be the superstar of your Thanksgiving table.

Rachael Ray in a publicity photo for her television show.
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Rachael Ray loves to get creative with Thanksgiving sides

Ray loves to find new twists in her favorite recipes. She has come up with many different ways to flavor mashed potatoes, which have become new family favorites.

In a story published by The Rachael Ray Show, Ray shared five different ways this fluffy side can be the star of the show during your Thanksgiving family gathering.

One of her favorite ways to make potatoes is to use Ranch seasoning. These packets can be found in the grocery store and pack a flavor punch when adding delicious variety to this family-favorite side.

Another way to serve up potatoes is to prepare them like a casserole. They are ready the same way as they would be if they were being served out of a dish. However, in this way, they are spread in a greased pan and topped with a mixture of shredded cheddar and panko breadcrumbs for a crunchy topping.

How to make Rachael’s Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Not a fan of garlic? Add cheese instead with Rachael Ray’s cheesy mashed potato recipe.

This side is so super-easy, even novice cooks will be able to prepare it.

The ingredients include 6 to 8 large potatoes, peeled and cut into same-size pieces.

Then, crush garlic cloves (Rachael uses six, but you can increase or decrease this amount according to your taste).

Following, add salt, milk, butter, black pepper, and nutmeg.

You can find the complete recipe for Rachael Ray’s Garlicky Mashed Potatoes on her daytime show website.

The Rachael Ray Show airs weekdays in syndication.

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