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Recipe: Olive Oil and Herb Mashed Potatoes

April 20, 2018

Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each

Servings: 8

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Total Time (mins): 40

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

Recipe Description:

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.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black or white pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Recipe Steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.
  4. Stir the herb mixture, buttermilk and pepper to taste into the mashed potatoes.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 215 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 3 g total sugars; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 298 mg sodium; 589 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Potassium (17% dv)


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