Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Idea with Rustic Mashed Potatoes

Photo: David Dadekian

The Thanksgiving table wouldn’t be complete without a big, comforting bowl of mashed potatoes. Keep reading to find out the Edible Rhody Magazine’s Rustic Mashed Potatoes recipe. We’ve also picked a fantastic Pinot Noir to pair perfectly with the mashed potatoes, as well as a few other wine recommendations. Cheers, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Arroyo Grande Valley, CA – $19.99
Lush hedonistic treat! Extremely expressive style with flavors and aromas of black raspberries and dark chocolate. Smooth but full of flavor, this favorite wine pairs especially well with the creamy/buttery Rustic Mashed Potatoes.
Rustic Mashed Potatoes
Ashley Vanasse, executive sous-chef,
Easy Entertaining Inc., Providence
3 pounds (about 9 medium-sized) red or Yukon Gold potatoes
(or a mix), washed, skin on and chopped in 1- to 2-inch pieces
2½ cups heavy cream
⅔ cups whole milk
1¼ cups (2½ sticks) Rhody Fresh butter
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove lid and boil for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside for 5 minutes. Combine cream, milk and butter in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until simmering. Return potatoes to their original pot and mash with potato masher. Slowly add cream mixture and continue to mash until desired texture is reached. Season to taste. Makes 8–10 servings as a side dish.

Belle Glos 'Clark & Telephone Vineyard' Pinot NoirBouchard Pinot Noir

Are you a Pinot Noir fanatic? Then we recommend these wines as well, both of which will pair wonderfully with everything on your Thanksgiving table.
  • Bouchard Pinot Noir is a classic French style Pinot Noir, and has a light body, very smooth with plump red cherry flavors. A great value wine! Bourgogne, France $9.99
  • Belle Glos ‘Clark & Telephone Vineyard’ Pinot Noir is elegantly intense with rich expansive flavors of warm cherry pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Velvety and silky smooth, and sure to impress a lucky gift recipient or dinner guests. Santa Maria Valley, CA –  $49.99


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