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Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes infused with fresh herbs and fresh garlic!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy potato dishes, garlic mashed potatoes, homemade mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes this was about 8 potatoes for me
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3-4 large sage leaves
  • 4 large garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick butter seperated - 1 tablespoon will be for the top
  • 2 tsp pink salt or sea salt If you like less salt you may want to start with 1-1/2 teaspoons.
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh chopped parsley and black pepper to top optional

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot with water and turn heat on high to bring water to a boil.
  • Peel and cut potatoes in half and then in half again. Add potatoes to the boiling water and boil until completely soft with no firmness (about 20-25 minutes)
  • In a seperate small saucepan (while the potatoes are boiling) add milk, cream, 7 tbsp of the butter, fresh herbs, fresh garlic, garlic powder, and salt. Heat to a light simmer. Let this mix lightly simmer for about 10 minutes or until garlic is tender. Turn off the heat.
  • When the potatoes are tender, strain and pour into a mixing bowl.
  • Strain the infused milk, butter mix into the potatoes. At this time I like to toss the garlic into the potatoes, but you can leave it out if you would like. Toss the leftover strained herbs and get ready to blend.
  • With a hand mixer, mix the potatoes until they are creamy and smooth. (If you like smashed potatoes you can use a hand masher and smash them.) Taste potatoes to make sure the seasoning is right for you.
  • Transfer potatoes into a serving bowl. Top with the last tablespoon of butter and chopped parsley and black pepper.