Country Herb Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Potatoes cooked with garlic and mashed with sour cream and a mixture of butter, milk, rosemary, chives and parsley. For a special touch, use ground white pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a heavy saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer partly covered about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  3. Drain well, return the potatoes to the pan and place over high heat.
  4. Briefly stir or shake the pan to keep potatoes from sticking or burning until the outside of the potatoes begin to dry to a white color (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. While the potatoes are cooking,chop the herbs, add the milk and butter to a small sauce pan and heat until butter is melted.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the rosemary, chives and parsley.
  8. With an electric mixer, beat the potatoes and garlic until smooth.
  9. Beat in the milk-herb mixture, sour cream and season with the salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

These were very tasty and enjoyed by thw whole family. I loved the taste of the fresh herbs, which added a unique flavor and also made the mashed potatoes look attractive. The directions were also clear and accurate. Thanks for a delcious new way to perk up mashed potatoes.

HeatherFeather November 08, 2002

A nice way to serve mashed potatoes. I didn't boil the garlic in with the potatoes. I sauted minced garlic in the butter and only used three garlic heads. I also added 3 ounces of low-fat cream cheese which makes the potatoes even fluffier.

Audrey M November 23, 2002

Carol, these were absolutely delicious! My husband is a mashed potato fanatic, and he just raved over these! I will definately be making these again! I did only use 2 cloves garlic cause DH told me he doesn't like garlic. He doesn't even realize I use it all the time! Thanks for a keeper!

Sharon123 November 15, 2002