A true Thanksgiving showdown. The contenders: Ramsay, Ina, Oprah, Tyler Florence, the Pioneer Woman, and 2 Chainz.

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Let’s be honest: Mashed potatoes are the best part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Let's be honest: Mashed potatoes are the best part of Thanksgiving dinner.

They are the perfect food. Growing up, I was obsessed with mashed potatoes (still am, TBH) and could happily eat them for every meal.

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I know most people have their go-to recipe that they love and make every year (myself included) — but I wanted to find out: Who makes the absolute BEST mashed potatoes out there?

I know most people have their go-to recipe that they love and make every year (myself included) — but I wanted to find out: Who makes the absolute BEST mashed potatoes out there?

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So I decided to test six of the most popular recipes. A ~mashed potato showdown~, if you will:

So I decided to test six of the most popular recipes. A ~mashed potato showdown~, if you will:

This was my lineup:

1. Ina Garten: Because nobody can deny that Ina is the queen of simple, straightforward cooking ― and it just seemed right to include her in the lineup. (How easy was that?)

2. Gordon Ramsay: Because he won my last recipe showdown, and I wanted to see if he could keep the crown.

3. Oprah Winfrey: Because Oprah is a BOSS (duh) ― and in our recent taste test of her new comfort food line, her heat-and-eat mashed potatoes were one of our faves.

4. Tyler Florence: Because his method of cooking mashed potatoes sounded legit crazy, and I needed to try it out for myself. (Spoiler: He boils all the potatoes in heavy cream. 👀)

5. The Pioneer Woman: Because it seems like everybody loves Ree Drummond, so I needed to see if her ranch-life taters with cream cheese lived up to the hype.

6. 2 Chainz: Because I wanted to include a ~wildcard~ to spice things up ― and people actually swear by his recipe, so I had to give it a shot. (I also just wanted an excuse to yell 2 CHAINZZZ!)

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SO WHO WON?

SO WHO WON?

THE WINNER: Tyler Florence.
His heavy cream method was pretty unusual, but it totally worked! The potatoes were creamy, infused with the flavors of thyme, bay, and garlic — and had just enough mustard to balance things out. This seriously might just be my new go-to method for cooking mashed potatoes. Read More

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