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Herbed Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I just love Mashed Potatoes. I added some simple touches which makes it even tastier. Serve it with Meatloaf or Juicy Saucy Drumsticks.


  • 1 kg Potatoes

  • ½ - ¾ cup Milk (depends on moisture of potatoes used)

  • ½ cup Whipping cream

  • 2/3 cup Butter

  • 2 tsp pesto paste

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • ½ tsp Black pepper

  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1.

    Peel and cut potatoes into 2 inch size cubes. In a deep pot, place potatoes covered with COLD water and cook with salt over high heat till it boils. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until soft and tender.

  • 2.

    Drain potatoes, and returned back to pot over low heat for 2-3 minutes to dry out any excess water left in potatoes.

  • 3.

    Add butter and mash well.

  • 4.

    Add milk, whipping cream, pesto paste, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt.

  • 5.

    Return back to heat and stir till it boils. Adjust butter and salt to season. Serve hot.

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Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
Mashed potatoes are a favourite in our house too Huda!! Try boiling the potatoes whole, with the skins on (but washed), then once cooked and cool enough to handle, remove the skins. You get max nutritional value this way as most of the nutrients are just under the skin. I've been using a whole egg (or 2) instead of butter and milk/cream when mashing... gives the most wonderful colour if you use free range eggs and a fantastic fluffy consistency! The heat of the still hot potato 'cooks' the egg/s providing you get them in before the potatoes cool too much. An Irish tweek is to add shredded cabbage and we love it with a few green onions (eschallots/spring onions) finely chopped and added just before serving.. very, very tasty. Thanks for sharing your herbed creamy mash! xox
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
thanks dear allots for the tips, love them ;-)
for the potatoes, i do sometimes boil the potatoe whole, and used to do that ALWAYS before, but when i'm in a hurry, i cut them to cubes cz it takes less time to cook, and can mash them immediatelly .. what to do , sometimes there's almost NO TIME to cook as u wish !!
sometimes i keep some with the skin and mash them with the skins, liked it as well..
Potatoes are just so delicious in any way u prepare them :-D
thanks again my dear :-)
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
another really nice addition is to add two or three cloves of smashed garlic to the potatoes as they boil - then 'mash' them with the spuds for garlicky mashed potatoes!! major YUM!
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
for sure i should try it . . i'm sure it'll be amazing ..
thanks dear ;-)