For a unique mashed potato experience, try adding bananas. It’s a popular idea in Germany. “Bananas add a sweetness that plain potatoes sometimes lack,” says HannahBanana. You can also garnish with a bit of cinnamon, says ipsedixit, who adds that the end result is “definitely not the traditional mashed potatoes with gravy.” For an even sweeter experience, RGC1982 suggests a Tyler Florence recipe: sweet potatoes, mashed with oven-roasted bananas.

Mashed potatoes and carrots are good, says danhole, and also kind of sweet. millygirl has tried carrots, as well as peas and even cauliflower. They add color and enhance the taste. Her all-time favorite mashed potato add-in, though, is wasabi.

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