How to Make Simple Mashed Potatoes

It's hard to think of a more classic side dish than a bowl of mashed potatoes. Always served at the holidays, mashed potatoes are one of those rare festive foods that also make appearances throughout the entire year. Whether served with fried chicken, roasted turkey, stew, or as part of shepherd's pie, mashed potatoes can be as fluffy and creamy as you like or rustic and slightly chunky. Either way, you'll see why mashed potatoes are anything but a boring side dish.