Lemon Garlic Mashed Potatoes


These creamy mashed potatoes are so tasty, they might just steal the show from the entree! Salty capers, garlic, lemon, and parsley infuse each bite of potatoes with flavor.

Lemon Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 cups


  • 3 pound Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut in chunks

  • 4 cloves garlic, halved

  • 2 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped

  • cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 lemon half


  1. In a large saucepan cook potatoes and garlic in lightly salted boiling water, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.

  2. Drain potatoes, reserving 1 cup water. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes to desired consistency. Add 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and enough of the reserved liquid to reach desired consistency. Stir to combine. Transfer to serving dish. Top with capers, parsley, and lemon peel. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Squeeze over lemon juice before serving.

Make Ahead:

Prepare as above, except transfer mashed potato mixture to a storage container; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Cover caper mixture and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, transfer potato mixture to a large saucepan; heat through. Transfer to serving dish and top with caper mixture and olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
4g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 12.5mg 63%
Calcium 14.9mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 366mg 8%
Folate, total 18.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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