Feta Mashed Potatoes Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea

Feta Mashed Potatoes – very easy to make, creamy, with Mediterranean twist. Perfect for a side dish with roasted meat or veggies.

Feta Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Feta Mashed Potatoes

Tomorrow is the day – Thanksgiving! Some of you are probably busy planning and cooking their holiday menu, others may be traveling.

Just in case, I’m sharing a simple recipe as a last minute idea for the long waited Thanksgiving dinner.

Our dinner usually starts kind of early, around 1 pm, how can you not be impatient with all that food?

These feta mashed potatoes come together very quickly and can be made in advance. You can warm them up in the microwave or in a non stick pan on the stove top.

Bulgarian Greek Easy Feta Mashed Potatoes

Feta Mashed Potatoes

Another good reason to make these- they are kid friendly, no garlic added. I had to peel my potatoes, because we just like them better peeled, but you can make them either way. And since it is a Holiday, I like to add heavy cream and butter, to make them extra creamy.

I might be a little too late with this recipe, anyway, but I assure you these are great not only for Thanksgiving, I can eat them every day.

We all know how to make mashed potatoes, but these aren’t the traditional garlic mashed, they are creamy, light and flavorful. You can definitely cook the potatoes in the Crock Pot on high for 3-4 hours. I was just very hungry last week, when I made these, so I cooked them on the stove top.

If you are wondering, why feta? Well you can add parmesan or other cheese of your choice, but that’s how my grandmother makes them- with feta cheese. It brings some sharpness and saltiness, which makes this dish unique.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Feta Greek Bulgarian

Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Feta

Toppings like bacon, sautéed mushrooms or caramelized onions can be added on top of these mashed potatoes, to customize them a little.

These feta mashed potatoes make the ultimate side dish for your Thanksgiving turkey, but can be enjoyed on their own, too!

And before I go on to the recipe, I wanted to thank each and every one of my readers for all the support, wonderful comments and suggestions!

If you love potatoes as much as I do, you may like these Turmeric Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Potato Salad or Muffin Tin Potato Cups.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Feta Greek Bulgarian
Feta Mashed Potatoes Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Feta Mashed Potatoes Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea. Creamy, sharp and salty, Perfect for your Thanksgiving menu. Could be cooked in the Crock Pot.
Course: side
Cuisine: bulgarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
  • 6 medium Russet potatoes chopped into 1 inch cubes (I like mine peeled)
  • water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream warmed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Option 1: Cook potatoes in slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours, until fork tender.
  2. Option 2: Cook potatoes in a pot of water on the stove top, simmer for 30 minutes, until fork tender. Drain water.
  3. I usually mash my potatoes in my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, but you can do this in a bowl and mash them with a hand masher or hand mixer.
  4. Combine potatoes, heavy cream, butter, salt, pepper and crumble feta cheese. Whip potatoes and other ingredients until smooth. Add more heavy cream or butter if desired.
  5. Serve with more crumbled feta cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Feta Mashed Potatoes Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 565mg 24%
Potassium 928mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 14.9%
Calcium 18.7%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.