Flavorful Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jul. 10, 2023
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
Flavorful Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds red potatoes (about 12 medium), quartered
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 146 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 0.500 fat.