Delicious, creamy, garlic and herb mashed potatoes with thyme and parsley. Perfect Christmas Dinner side dish.
Rich, buttery and fluffy – our tasty garlic and herb mashed potatoes make the perfect side dish for any dinner. And yes… they’re oh so easy to prepare, making them a great side dish for Christmas Dinner or as a Thanksgiving mashed potatoes recipe.
Garlic and herb mashed potatoes ingredients
To make our best thanksgiving mashed potatoes recipe you will need…
- 2kg Red Potatoes – peeled and chopped into similar sized chunks
- 50g Unsalted Butter
- 2 Cloves Garlic – peeled and finely grated
- 100ml Full Fat Milk
- 1tbs Thyme Leaves – finely chopped
- 1 Handful Flat Leaf Parsley – finely chopped
- Salt and Black Pepper – to taste
How to make garlic and herb mashed potatoes to go with Christmas Dinner
I usually make mashed potatoes with red potatoes – they just make the BEST mash, but feel free to just choose your favourite.
I peel and chop them into chunks then boil in salted water for around 20 minutes – or until they’re soft when a knife is inserted.
Once drained I mash them with a potato masher so they’re smooth with no bumps and lumps. Then I add the butter and grated garlic, then mash again.
Next I stir in the chopped parsley and thyme and mash again. Then I add full fat milk – or cream if I want them extra luxurious and yes… mash again!
All that mashing will give you really creamy, fluffy potatoes that’ll just taste so good.
How to add flavour to mashed potatoes
You can flavour up your mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving any way you like and if garlic and herb aren’t your thing, then try…
- Creme fraiche in place of butter and milk
- Add in a couple of tbs of cream cheese and make tasty herb and garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes
- Cheesy garlic and herb mashed potatoes taste just oh so good! Try mashing in strong cheddar or blue cheese when adding the butter.
- Use any other herbs you like – chives, dill or just a touch of sage work well.
- Stir through wholegrain mustard or French mustard – mustard mashed potatoes are just amazing with sausages and gravy!
How to make mashed potatoes in the KitchenAid
Firstly drain the potatoes and put them into the KitchenAid bowl. Fit the KitchenAid with the edged mixer blade – this just makes sure the potatoes are scraped from around the bowl – mix them on power level 2 using this blade for a couple of minutes until all the lumps are removed.
Then switch the blade for the whisk – add the butter, grated garlic and chopped herbs and whisk on power level 2 for a couple of minutes – slowly add the milk/cream until your potatoes are the consistency you like.
Season with salt and black pepper and add in more butter should you wish.
More Christmas Dinner Side Dish Ideas
Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinner needs quite a few side dishes – try
- Crisp roast potatoes
- Steamed green beans with lemon and butter glaze
- Steamed broccoli
- Buttered peas
- Honey and thyme carrots
- Carrot and swede mash
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Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 2kg red potatoes - peeled and chopped into chunks
- 50g unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic - peeled and finely grated
- 100ml full fat milk
- 1tbs Thyme leaves - chopped
- Small bunch flat leaf parsley - finely chopped
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Put the peeled and chopped potatoes into a large saucepan and cover in water – add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Boil for around 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when a knife is inserted.
- Drain the potatoes using a colander then return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher until all the lumps are removed.
- Add the butter and grated garlic and mash again.
- Stir though the chopped thyme and parsley.
- Slowly add the milk and mash – to create the texture you like – add the milk slowly – then mash, then add more milk if required.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.
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