Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes, my side dish for Roasted Lamb with Garlic sherry and thyme au jus..

Is there a more perfect and delicious side dish than creamy, fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes?  So when I saw this recipe for mashed potatoes with herbs added, I said “why?”.  Why would one ever fiddle with perfection?

I fiddled and will be inclined to fiddle in the future.  These potatoes were tasty and I must admit it was a delicious pairing with the strong flavors of the lamb and broth.  This was the side dish that Williams and Sonoma Complete Entertaining Guide suggested for the meal. Let’s take a look.

Herbed Mashed Potatoes
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A delicious side dish with leg of lamb.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
  • 6 large potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 C. milk product of your choice (I used 2%)
  • 6 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Peel and cube potatoes and boil until tender. Add remaining ingredients and mash until desired consistency.

Herbed Mashed Potatoes…It’s What’s For A Side Dish


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  1. says

    Mashed potatoes are the perfect foil for fiddling. I will never tire of mashed potatoes in any form, especially when loaded with all those tasty herbs!

  2. says

    I’ve never met a mashed potato I didn’t like and this version sounds delicious, but what I really like is the simple elegance of your presentation.

  3. says

    As far as I’m concerned, mashed potatoes are the little black dress of food. They go with everything!

    Glad you’re enjoying that digital scale, btw. Aren’t they awesome?

  4. says

    Your lamb looks wonderful, Lea Ann, and cooked exactly how I like it. It always surprises me how many people don’t like lamb. We eat it at least once a week at my house. Chops and shanks mostly, but when company comes, a leg of lamb. Your herbed potatoes are a perfect match!

  5. says

    This reminds me of the Boursin mashed potatoes we made a long while back and making me crave them all over again. I could eat leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast right now.

    • Lea Ann says

      I did eat left over mashed potatoes for breakfast…for two days. I do remember those Boursin potatoes, and think I even bookmarked them. Chris, that’s even got to be better than this!

    • Lea Ann says

      I could eat them for every meal every day … if I could. Think of how much I’d have to exercise to do that! :)

  6. says

    Love the herbs in this Lea Ann. I adore potatoes, but they are a treat for us now. A most wonderful treat….

    IF we have left-over potatoes, we always eat them for breakfast as a potato pancake the next day. Yum.

  7. says

    These sound amazing! I have only added garlic to mashed potatoes when I was feeling festive, but that will change now. Parsley and thyme are my favorite herbs, so I am making note of these!

  8. says

    Nice fiddlin’ if I do say so… I love to add stuff to mashed potatoes, herbs just put them over the top. Just love the new look of your blog… it’s so nice.

    • Lea Ann says

      Thank you Karen, I must say I like the new design. I found a great and affordable designer. Now if I could just figure out a gravatar. I’ll be much more inclined to fiddle with potatoes from now on. :)


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