Are you tired of having the same old mashed potatoes every single year for Christmas dinner or other holiday meals? Or, contrarily, are you excited to keep up the tradition?

Well, if you're feeling ready to elevate your Christmas dinner with more than just traditional mashed potatoes, this article is for you! We're going to share 3 amazing potato dishes for Boise and Treasure Valley residents to try during the holidays this year — sure to impress any of the holiday guests you're having over for dinner.

There's a recent article from The New York Times that highly recommends "3 Potato Dishes That Are Better Than Mashed." In the article, they highlight specifically the transformative nature of potatoes, explaining, "Unlike stuffing, potatoes mingle with and enhance all of the other foods present. But what’s most miraculous about potatoes is how they can take on the dual textures of creamy and crispy."

Versatility is a true bonus for potatoes. Can you think of some different kinds that you eat? Fries, wedges, baked potatoes, potato chips; just to name a few...

Well, the 3 dishes featured below are a lot fancier than those recommendations!

From creamy to crispy, these recipes promise to add a delicious twist to your holiday dinners. Plus, we've thrown in 8 bonus potato snacks for game days and watching football, so keep scrolling and check out the mouthwatering recipes and images of these 3 delicious potato creations that are sure to impress your family and and holiday guests, even though the New Year and the Big Game in February.

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