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We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving and this weekend I have some traditional Thanksgiving sides but a little jazzed up and a little out of the ordinary. First up is everyone’s favorite mashed potatoes.

All the mashed potatoes I have eaten were way too buttery and bland. So I stayed away from making them myself at home. But when I saw this spiced up mashed potatoes with caramelized onions and flavored with cumin and cayenne, it caught my attention immediately.

I made it and my potato loving family loved it. Even my picky eater son loved it a lot and gave me 2 thumbs up. So if you are looking for a slightly different mashed potatoes and like spicy food for this Thanksgiving, then do try this recipe.

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Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Course side dish
Cuisine american
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes Medium Russet or
  • 1 Onion Large , diced
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Ground
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Chili powder / Red (add more if you like spicy food)
  • ½ cup Milk (use any dairy or unflavored non-dairy milk)
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course side dish
Cuisine american
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes Medium Russet or
  • 1 Onion Large , diced
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Ground
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Chili powder / Red (add more if you like spicy food)
  • ½ cup Milk (use any dairy or unflavored non-dairy milk)
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook potatoes until very soft, about 4~6 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally. Alternately potatoes can be cooked in lots of water for 25~30 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, heat 1tbsp oil in a pan. Add the onions and cook on medium flame until the onions are translucent and lightly browned around the edges, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the ground cumin and cayenne. Mix well and continue cooking until the onions are caramelized, another 10~12 minutes.
  4. Add milk to the onions and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the onions to the mashed potatoes along with salt and pepper. Mix well and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook ChallengeNovember -- Week 3'.

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5 thoughts on “Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions (Thanksgiving Side dish Recipe)”

  1. Heard a lot about this mashed potatoes, though haven’t tried the traditional version. I have a video of Masterchef Australia where they taught to make a perfect, lip-smacking mashed potatoes, looks like time to try them now!!!

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