Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food (followed closely by mac and cheese), so it only makes sense to have them grace your table during the ultimate comfort meal, Thanksgiving dinner. Some people swear by the classic mash recipe of russet potatoes, butter, cream, salt and pepper, all mashed together to creamy perfection. But we’re here to tell you that you can do a lot more with your potatoes. Like A LOT more. We’re talking pesto mash, pumpkin mash and even olive oil mash. The sky’s the limit, really.

1. Creamy Garlic Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes: You don’t need to add all that heavy cream to get creamy garlic mashed potatoes. This dairy-free recipe proves exactly that. (via Brooklyn Farm Girl)

2. Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes: Made with olive oil instead of butter, this mash has us drooling hardcore. It just looks sooo smooth and creamy. (via Wishful Chef)

3. Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes: Never peel or pre-boil your potatoes again thanks to this slow-cooker recipe. Just spend 10 minutes prepping, toss the cubed potatoes in the slow cooker, and in two hours, you have potato perfection. (via Creme de la Crumb)

4. Classic Mash: Okay, okay… we love the classic mash, too. (via Live Simply)

5. Sour Cream + Cheddar Baked Mashed Potatoes: Baked-potato-style mashed potatoes? GENIUS. (via Cozy Country Living)

6. Garlic Cauliflower Mash: If you’re trying to cut back on heavy starches, eschew the potatoes for some cauliflower mash instead. It’s lighter but just as comforting. (via Undressed Skeletons)

7. Perfect Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg? These sweet potatoes really are perfect, aren’t they? (via Can You Stay for Dinner)

8. Cheddar, Chive and Bacon Mashed Potatoes: Be reeeal generous with the cheese and bacon bits, kay? (via The Wicked Noodle)

9. Mashed Potato Puffs: Change up your presentation by serving your mashed taters in puff form. All you need is a muffin tin. (via The Kitchn)

10. Garlic Parmesan Avocado Cauliflower Mash: This cauliflower mash is made with everything we love. Garlic… Parmesan… avocado… (via Undressed Skeletons)

11. Fried Loaded Mashed Potato Balls: OMG. We can’t wait to chow down on these puppies. (via Taste and Tell)

12. Crockpot Mashed Potatoes: These chunky crockpot potatoes are super easy to make. Use Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream for a healthier option. (via Sweet Designs)

13. Sage + Garlic Whipped Sweet Potatoes: Sage + sweet potatoes sound pretty darn delicious to us. (via Edible Perspective)

14. Mashed Potato Pancakes: Make these cheesy hotcakes for Thanksgiving dinner or use your leftover mash to whip some up for a yummy day-after-Thanksgiving brunch. (via Just a Taste)

15. The Best Damn Vegan Mash: You can still have creamy + fluffy mashed potatoes even if you’re livin’ la vida vegan. See? (via Minimalist Baker)

16. Pesto Mashed Potatoes: Folding pesto into mashed potatoes sounds like a pretty righteous idea. (via PopSugar)

17. Mashed Potato Puffs: There are two kinds of cheese in these bad boys. Yeah, we thought you’d be into that. (via Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice)

18. Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes: ‘Tis the pumpkin season, so why not make these pumpkin mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving? Don’t forget the maple syrup! (via Steamy Kitchen)

19. Non-Dairy Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes: Garlic + rosemary is a classic combo that can’t be beat. (via Fork and Beans)

20. Duchess Potatoes: Oh you fancy, huh? (via The Pioneer Woman)

21. Triple Threat Potatoes: Bake ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in the fryer. Yup, that all happens with these lovely little morsels. (via Brit + Co)

22. Healthy Alternatives: Potato who? We’re getting our fix with the help of celery root, cauliflower, parsnips and carrots. This year we vow not to feel like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon by the time the feasting is done. (via Brit + Co)

What’s your go-to Thanksgiving mashed potato recipe? Tell us about it in the comments!