When your usual mashed potatoes recipe has fallen flat on the taste buds of your Thanksgiving guests, arouse their palates with our whipped potatoes and horseradish recipe inspired by Bon Appétit. Ultra creamy in texture and attention-grabbing in flavor, these horseradish whipped potatoes are one holiday side-dish you’ll want to serve for everyday meals.
Mashed potatoes are an expected side-dish on the holiday dinner table, but these superlatively smooth whipped potatoes are not what your guests expect. Infused with the bold and addictive tongue-nippiness of prepared horseradish, this recipe is sure to be a new family favorite.
Russets are the prime choice for mashed or whipped potatoes, so use them here. These all-purpose spuds mash and whip up light and fluffy and, as importantly, appetizingly absorb butter, cream and flavor. The lightest, fluffiest whipped potatoes are weighed down by too much moisture. Though traditional mashed potatoes can be drained and immediately mashed, whipped potatoes need any extra moisture removed.
First, prep your potatoes
Place your potato chunks in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a large pinch of salt and bring water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover with a lid and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender.
There’s an extra step for whipped potatoes
Drain the potatoes into a colander and transfer them back into the pot. Shake the potatoes and stir with a wooden spoon over low heat until the potatoes are dry. Now, these potatoes are ready for whipping.
Now it’s time to get whipping
Using a potato masher, coarsely mash the potatoes. Switch to a hand mixer and whip the potatoes, adding a half-cup of butter, a few pieces at a time, until blended. Gradually add the softened chunks of cream cheese into the potatoes and continue to beat the potatoes. Whip in the prepared horseradish and cream last, then continue to beat with the hand mixer until the potatoes are light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the scallions.
Finally, a finishing touch
Though you could serve this holiday side-dish right now, we have a final step that will make them even more delectably memorable. Transfer the horseradish whipped potatoes to a prepared baking dish and use a spatula to create whipped potato peaks. Drizzle the potatoes with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle with sweet paprika. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are golden on top — and get then straight to the table.