Mashed potatoes may not be the real star of Thanksgiving, but it’s certainly a favorite for those enjoying the holiday dinner. Except, we all may have been making them wrong.

Huffington Post recently asked chefs to share the biggest mistakes people make when preparing mashed potatoes. Among those mistakes are: Potatoes being too wet-apparently boiling potatoes in water can change the flavor Letting potatoes get too cold Over-mixing potatoes.

Adding all liquid to the potatoes at once Using milk instead of cream.