Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A different side dish to go with your Asian meal. These potatoes are spiced with wasabi horseradish. And yes, you will definitely be able to taste it, so you may want to add the wasabi little by little to your taste.


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into approximately 2-inch chunks.
  2. Place in pot with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. When boiling, cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, in a small bowl combine the wasabl powder and the water to make a paste and set aside.
  5. Drain the potatoes and immediately return them to the same pot.
  6. While the potatoes are still hot add the butter and mash until completely smooth.
  7. Add the cream and mash again until well combined and creamy.
  8. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the wasabi paste and mash once more, until well combined.
  9. As mentioned above, these may be potent for some, so you may want to add the wasabi a little at a time, tasting as you go (It's perfect for me with the full amount).
  10. If you want creamier potatoes, add more cream by the teaspoon until desired consistency.
  11. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

The addition of the wasabi to these mashed potatoes was really great and deliciously different. For dietary reasons I cut back on the salt, used Smart Balance spread instead of butter and skim milk, all with good success. Thank you Kelly M. for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ June 26, 2007

Great with our tuna. I couldn't find my powder so used paste from a tube. Powder would be much better. Loved the sauce from the tuna over the potatoes.

adopt a greyhound January 23, 2012

Delicious! Never would have thought to add wasabi to mashed potatoes - it's a hit! My husband and I loved them! I didn't even serve them with an Asian meal :) We had roasted chicken and steamed broccoli :) Thanks for sharing!

Barb_in_Indy February 06, 2011