Flavorful Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Flavorful Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Earthy herbs bring a full chorus of flavor to creamy red potatoes, making this side dish anything but ordinary. Save it for special occasions or serve as a dressy accompaniment to a weeknight meal. Mary Relyea - Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 pounds red potatoes (about 12 medium), quartered
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 146 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding remaining ingredients. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Flavorful Mashed Potatoes in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p39

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 254649
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"The name is right on the mark. They are flavorful! They are very easy and worth the few minutes it takes. I always try to use the freshest ingredients I can find. It's so worth it."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 158836
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"Wonderful! The herbs give it just the right amount of flavor while not over-powering the natural flavor of the potatoes!"

5048GWTW User ID: 3150254 94981
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Who likes already-prepared stuff when you can have something MUCH better by taking a bit of time to make it yourself!"

Womer User ID: 5292955 177239
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"By not fully mashing the potatoes, I used this recipe to get my family hooked on "smashed potatoes". The herbs are terrific. Sometimes I add a handful of grated low-fat cheese and diced broccoli for a change of pace."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 91478
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"This was EXCELLENT with the Hearty Salisbury Steak recipe. YUM! I made half the batch for my family of 5 and still had some left over. I used Silk unsweetened original almond milk in place of the fat free milk for fewer calories and more calcium. Very good!"

puppypal81 User ID: 3831579 175383
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"This recipe is a keeper at my house!"

Michelle D User ID: 4651271 108018
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Loved this Mashed Potatoes recipe. The name says it all! It is a perfect summertime recipe with the fresh herbs."

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