Fluffy as a cloud and with a rich buttery finish, these Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes will be the star of any weeknight dinner or holiday meal! Budgetbytes.com
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Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy as a cloud and with a rich buttery finish, these Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes will be the star of any weeknight dinner or holiday meal! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Total Cost: $2.05 recipe / $0.34 serving
Servings: 6 1 cup each
Calories: 220.18kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs. russet potatoes $0.87
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
  • 4 Tbsp butter $0.72
  • 1/2 cup whole milk $0.16

All-Purpose Garlic Herb Seasoning

  • 1 tsp dried parsley $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • freshly cracked pepper $0.02

Instructions

  • Peel and cut the russet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Place the cubed potatoes in a colander and rinse well with cool water.
  • Place the rinsed potatoes in a pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes by one inch. Season the water with 1/2 tsp salt. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Boil the potatoes until they are VERY tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes in a colander, then rinse briefly with hot water.
  • Add the butter, milk, and garlic herb seasoning o the pot used to boil the potatoes. Stir and heat over low until the butter has melted and the milk is hot.
  • Once the milk is hot, add the potatoes back to the pot, turn off the heat and mash with a potato masher. Once the potatoes are mostly mashed, use a hand mixer to briefly whip the potatoes until they are light and fluffy. Taste the potatoes and add salt to taste, if needed, then serve.

Notes

The amount of potatoes is slightly flexible. I just estimate half of a 5 lb. bag.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 220.18kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.32g | Protein: 4.55g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 405.58mg | Fiber: 2.77g