Cook's Hideout: Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions (Thanksgiving Side dish Recipe)

November 21, 2014

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions (Thanksgiving Side dish Recipe)

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.
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions (Thanksgiving Side dish Recipe)
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.

Ingredients: Serves 4
Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes - 4 medium
Onion - 1 large, diced
Ground Cumin - 1tbsp
Cayenne/ Red Chili powder - ½tsp (add more if you like spicy food)
Milk - ½cup (use any dairy or unflavored non-dairy milk)
Salt & Pepper - to taste

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the ground cumin and cayenne. Mix well and continue cooking until the onions are caramelized, another 10~12 minutes.
  • Add milk to the onions and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the onions to the mashed potatoes along with salt and pepper. Mix well and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions (Thanksgiving Side dish Recipe)

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



  1. Okay the request I had was mashed potatoes these jazzed up potatoes will be most welcome. Thanks Pavani

  2. 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!!!

  3. I will like this spiced mashed potato. Loving all your side dishes for Thanksgiving.

  4. onions must bring a nice sweetness to this dish


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