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BEST Ricotta Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving – Recipe

These whipped potatoes are smooth and creamy and great for Thanksgiving!

One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes is mashed potatoes and there are so many ways to make them! I like them best whipped with ricotta and mascarpone; it makes them so smooth and creamy. I typically use a hand mixer to whip them but a potato masher works just as well. I also leave the skins on but you can remove them before boiling if you don’t like the skin. This recipe serves 4. 


  • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Chives as needed
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tsp of kosher salt.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until tender all the way through. Drain water. 
  3. Note: You can either mash the potatoes by hand in the pot using a potato masher or hand mixer or you can transfer to a bowl and use a stand mixer. 
  4. Add the butter, mascarpone and ricotta to the potatoes and mash or whip the potatoes until smooth and creamy. 
  5. Add salt, pepper, and chives to taste. Serve with butter if desired and garnish with chives.


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