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. 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 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 324 mg sodium. 589 mg potassium; 33.9 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3.9 g protein; 205 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mg vitamin c; 19 mcg folate; 57 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium;