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Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Cook the garlic along with the potatoes, then stir in the fresh herbs before mashing. You can use any combination of herbs you like for this delicious holiday side dish recipe.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Stand: 5 mins

Herbed Mashed Potatoes



  1. Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut up. In a Dutch oven combine potatoes, garlic, 4 tablespoons of the butter, the water, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Stir in parsley, chives, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Using a potato masher, mash mixture until nearly smooth. Stir in mayonnaise and sour cream. Add enough half-and-half (about 1/2 cup) to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon each).
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and drizzle over potatoes. Sprinkle with additional fresh herbs, if desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

The mashed potatoes can be prepared ahead of serving time and kept warm up to 2 hours in a slow cooker. Before topping with butter, transfer prepared potatoes to a slow cooker, then drizzle with butter and sprinkle with herbs. Cover and keep warm on low-heat setting.

Nutrition Facts (Herbed Mashed Potatoes)

    Per serving:
  • 269 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 35 mg chol.,
  • 568 mg sodium,
  • 31 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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