In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with an herb-infused olive oil. These green–specked mashed potatoes taste great with pan-seared pork chops or chicken.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013


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  • Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, crush the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt with garlic, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a mortar and pestle until a paste forms. (Or very finely chop garlic and herbs, then combine with salt and pepper in a bowl.) Stir in oil.

  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

  • Stir the herb mixture, buttermilk and pepper to taste into the mashed potatoes.


Make Ahead Tip: Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

215.1 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 33.9g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; vitamin a iu 204.9IU 4% DV; vitamin c 15.3mg 26% DV; folate 19.2mcg 5% DV; calcium 57.4mg 6% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 38.2mg 14% DV; potassium 588.7mg 17% DV; sodium 323.5mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.