Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Serves 6 to 8

Consider these traditional mashed potatoes with a little kick since the buttery potatoes are mixed with lots of garlic and fresh parsley and chives. Serve them with a green salad alongside a steak or burger.

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold or red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 thick slice of onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup whole milk or half-and-half, warmed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or chives
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In a large saucepan, cover potatoes, garlic cloves, onion slice, bay leaf and thyme sprigs with water and simmer over medium heat until potatoes are fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain thoroughly and return to pan, discarding bay leaf and thyme sprigs.

Set the pan over medium heat and add milk or half-and-half and olive oil. Mash with an old-fashioned potato masher or large fork, adding additional milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with parsley or chives.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:240 calories (100 from fat), 12g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 4g protein
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