Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

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These Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes are deliciously rich and creamy. Give them a try and I think you’ll agree these are the best you’ve ever had.

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Mashed potatoes might be the ultimate comfort food. Full of carbs and fat, creamy and warm, it hits all those comfort buttons. I took this recipe a little further, though.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

With the addition of Trader Joe’s Caramelized Onion Dip, this mashed potato recipe has been taken to new heights. I am confident these will be the best mashed potatoes you have ever tasted.

This recipe is special enough for your Thanksgiving and Christmas tables, but don’t stop there! They’re easy enough to make that you’ll want to throw them together every day.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

What You’ll Need to Make Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 3 pound bag of Trader Joe’s Gold Potatoes
  • 1 container of Trader Joe’s Caramelized Onion Dip
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Large Pot
  • Potato masher


  • If you prefer “smashed” over “mashed”, leave the peels on half of the potatoes and follow the rest of the recipe.
  • Be careful not to overcook your potatoes. You want a knife to easily pierce the potatoes, but you don’t want them falling apart in the water.
  • Mashed potatoes can be made ahead and refrigerated. To reheat, place them in a pot and warm them gently over medium low heat, stirring frequently. You may need to add more milk to achieve the right consistency again.
  • For a little extra indulgence, top your mashed potatoes with butter and extra pepper.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

These Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes are deliciously rich and creamy. Give them a try and I think you'll agree these are the best mashed potatoes you've ever had.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Potatoes


  • Large Pot
  • Potato Peeler
  • Potato Masher


  • 3 Pounds Gold Potatoes, Peeled
  • 1 Package Caramelized Onion Dip
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Cut the potatoes into approximately 1 inch cubes.
  • Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium high and simmer the potatoes for 10 – 15 minutes or until tender. The potatoes are done when a knife can be inserted and removed from a potato easily.
  • Drain the potatoes and then return them to the pot. Add the caramelized onion dip and the milk and mash the potatoes with a masher until smooth. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

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