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


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

about 3/4 cup
215 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 33.9g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 2.8g; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 1.2mg; vitamin a iu 204.9IU; vitamin c 15.3mg; folate 19.2mcg; calcium 57.4mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 38.2mg; potassium 588.7mg; sodium 323.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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