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Flavorful Mashed Potatoes

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 (3/4 cup each)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding remaining ingredients.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Queenlalisa
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • mamamissy
    Jan 1, 2013

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  • ConnieK
    Aug 18, 2012

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  • kgburgess
    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
    Oct 10, 2011

    This recipe is a keeper at my house!

  • angelasandoval
    Aug 14, 2011

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  • Michelle D
    Jul 8, 2010

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