Elevate your mashed potatoes game with these delicious and flavorful Herb Mashed Potatoes. Made with fresh herbs like mint and parsley, these potatoes have a fragrant and savory taste that's a perfect complement to any meal.
They are creamy, smooth, and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Follow my step-by-step instructions for a classic and delicious potato recipe that's sure to become a favorite in your household.
Why you’ll love this
These Herb Mashed Potatoes are tasty and flavorful, thanks to the addition of fragrant mint and parsley alongside garlic. This infusion of herbs gives the mashed potatoes a savory and aromatic taste that's sure to impress your taste buds.
Easy to Make
These mashed potatoes are incredibly easy to make with my step-by-step instructions. You can use simple ingredients found in your kitchen, and the recipe is perfect for beginner cooks. Plus, you can customize the herbs to your liking and experiment with different combinations.
These Herb Mashed Potatoes are incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of dishes. They are perfect for a hearty dinner or as a side dish for a holiday feast. They are also a great option for anyone looking for a vegetarian or gluten-free side dish to complement their meal.
Ingredients and substitutions for Herb Mashed Potatoes
- Potatoes: Any mashing potato such as a Russet or Yukon Gold will be best here.
- Herbs: Fresh herbs work best here to give a real depth of flavor with mint and parsley used, though you could use a mixture of mint, basil, parsley and/or thyme.
- Garlic: Freshly minced garlic has less preservatives, though you could replace with powdered or jarred minced garlic, if you prefer.
- Butter: Salted butter was used, though you could replace with unsalted and add ½ teaspoon more sea salt.
- Salt: Sea salt is what really gives this dish it’s savoriness alongside our garlic and herb.
See recipe card for quantities.
Equipment needed to make a batch
Pot: A heavy pot is best to cook the potatoes.
Masher: A great mashed will make light work of getting your potatoes nice and smooth.
Saucepan: To melt your butter and heat the minced garlic and herbs before spooning onto the mash.
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How to make Herb Mashed Potatoes:
Place the potatoes and 2 teaspoons sea salt into a pot on low to medium heat and pour enough water just to cover the potatoes.
Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife (they shouldn’t be falling apart when pierced), approximately 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and drain.
Add the milk and 30 grams / 2 tablespoons of the butter and mashed until fine.
Meanwhile, place the remaining butter and minced garlic into a small saucepan on low heat, stirring until the butter is melted.
Spoon the herb mixture over your potatoes evenly.
This creamy herb mashed potatoes recipe gives a classic dish a spring twist with fresh herbs that compliment the potatoes and making this perfect for any Sunday spread.
1 kilo / 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
3 teaspoons sea salt
100 milliliters / ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon milk
50 grams / 1.75 ounces butter
2 tablespoons fresh herbs (mint, parsley, basil)
5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- Place the potatoes and 2 teaspoons sea salt into a pot on low to medium heat and pour enough water just to cover the potatoes.
- Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife (they shouldn’t be falling apart when pierced), approximately 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and drain.
- Add the milk and 30 grams / 2 tablespoons of the butter and mashed until fine.
- Meanwhile, place the remaining butter and minced garlic into a small saucepan on low heat, stirring until the butter is melted.
- Spoon the herb mixture over your potatoes evenly.
- Serve up.
Recipe by Roamingtaste
- Calories: 285 calories per serve
Keywords: mashed potatoes, spring recipe, herb recipe