Easy Mashed Potato Cups Recipe: An Impressive Thanksgiving Side Dish by 30Seconds Food

Easy Mashed Potato Cups Recipe: An Impressive Thanksgiving Side Dish

Mashed potatoes are kind of an expected dish on Thanksgiving. Up your potato game and impress your guests for the holidays with this easy mashed potato cups recipe. 

This easy vegetarian mashed potato cups recipe is impressive to your guests and family, but is really simple to prepare. (Don't tell them!) To make this mashed potato recipe you will need a box of refrigerated pie crusts (see Recipe Notes), prepared mashed potatoes, milk, butter, chopped fresh chives or parsley (or a combination) and cheddar cheese. 

Why wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy this delicious recipe? This is a quick and easy side dish any time of the year and day of the week. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, thawed (optional)
  • 6 cups plain mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese 

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Recipe Notes

  • You can make this easy mashed potato recipe with or without the crust – it's up to you!
  • You don't have to use cheddar cheese. Gruyere, mozzarella, provolone, Monterey Jack, pepper-jack and cheese blends work well. Use your favorite!

Here's how to make it: 

  1. If making the crust, cut circles out of the thawed pie crusts using a mason jar or biscuit cutter. (You could also free-hand it with a sharp knife for a rustic look.) Press the pie circles into muffin tins. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven until light golden brown. Remove and set aside. If not making a crust, skip this step. 
  2. In a bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, milk, butter, chives and 1 1/4 cups of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Spoon into the baked pastry shells or into greased muffin tins. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 206

Total Fat: 10.7g

Saturated Fat: 6.4g

Cholesterol: 29mg

Sodium: 407mg

Total Carbohydrate: 21.3g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 0.5g

Protein: 6.8g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 141mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 379mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This recipe is pure genius. I want them for Thanksgiving and every other day of the week! #yum
Original and fresh approach to mashed potatoes 🙌🏼

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