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Herb Infused Mashed Potatoes

The best herby, garlicky mashed potato recipe out there.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes easy, mashed potatoes recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • First make your infused cream. Combine heavy cream, shallot, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, coriander, and fennel in a sauce pan. Heat the cream until the edges start to bubble and the cream feels hot. Remove from the heat and let it steep for 20 minutes.
  • While the cream is steeping, boil your potatoes. Cut potatoes into small chunks and add to a pot with salted water. You will probably want to add 1-2 tablespoons of salt to the water. Bring water to a boil. Let the potatoes boil until they are cooked through. Drain the potatoes.
  • Use a potato ricer or potato masher to mash the potatoes. I typically pass the potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl.
  • Strain the infused cream and add it to the potatoes. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Next, add the butter and mix until incorporated.
  • Once the cream and butter are mixed in, taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chives and serve.


Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg