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Unexpected Uses for Your KitchenAid Stand Mixer

A KitchenAid stand mixer can be one of the best tools in your food prep arsenal. While you might bring it out around the holidays to prepare cake and cookie dough, there are so many other uses for this appliance that you may not have thought of yet. When you use your stand mixer to its full potential, it can save you from buying additional appliances, saving you money and counter space! Below, we’ll share some of our favorite unexpected uses for a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Pizza or Bread Dough

Kneading dough takes a lot of muscle. While sometimes you might be up for the workout, some days you might want an easier solution. With a dough hook, your KitchenAid stand mixer can do the kneading for you. No need to break a sweat!

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can be a holiday staple, but mashing them by hand might take a lot out of you, especially if you are making a lot. You can use a KitchenAid stand mixer to make the process easier and save your muscles for something else. Just add boiled potatoes, milk, butter, and seasoning.

Shredded Meat

Do you love shredded chicken, turkey, or pork in your tacos or barbecue sauce? Well, there’s no need to do it the old fashioned way with forks! With a paddle attachment, you can use a KitchenAid stand mixer turned on low to shred cooked chicken breasts, cooked turkey breasts, or cooked pork as long as the meat is tender. Perfect when you need to feed a crowd! Just make sure you don’t let any bits of bone get into the mix.


Meatballs are often a family favorite, but making them by hand can get super messy. Using a KitchenAid stand mixer can help you mix the wet and dry ingredients without as much mess.


Are you living your best life by eating a lot of guac? Toss in chopped avocado and any other prepped ingredients you like in your guacamole. Your KitchenAid stand mixer can make fast work of mashing the avocado and mixing the ingredients together.


Okay, technically guacamole is a dip, but it deserved a category all its own. In addition to guacamole, a KitchenAid stand mixer to put together the ingredients.


There are so many amazing attachments for the KitchenAid mixer that can massively expand the already diverse range of capabilities. With a spiralizer attachment, your KitchenAid mixer can also produce zoodles or zucchini noodles. This popular alternative to pasta may transform how you eat!


Coleslaw is such a great, affordable party dish, but chopping all the cabbage can be so time-consuming. With the food processor attachment with dicing kit, you can prep the cabbage ridiculously quickly.

Fresh Pasta

Serving fresh pasta to your family and/or guests can seem very fancy. While it may be a little ambitious for some cooks, pasta aficionados can get a helping hand from the KitchenAid pasta attachment, which can help roll out and slice your pasta.

What creative uses have you found for your KitchenAid stand mixer? Share your favorite tips in the comments section below!

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