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Moroccan Mashed Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 36 mins

Moroccan Mashed Potatoes

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"These creamy Middle Eastern-style potatoes are flavored with turmeric and use olive oil rather than butter. They are great alone, and for fillings in puff pastries. Amounts of salt, pepper, and other spices may be adjusted to taste."

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Original recipe makes 32 side dish servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    16 mins

    36 mins


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender and can be pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet, and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and cook until translucent and lightly browned, about 6 minutes.
  3. Drain water from the potatoes, and mash. Stir in the onion, and continue mashing. Mix in the turmeric, salt, pepper, and cumin. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, or amount desired to make the potatoes more or less creamy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2008

From the Recipe Creator: I just realized I forgot an ingredient! This recipe is great with a dash of nutmeg as well

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 03, 2011

Pretty good, a different take on mashed potatoes. Bf just said "they're different". He ate his full serving though, and agreed to have some with chicken for his leftover lunch tomorrow, so he liked them okay. He did ask me if these were seasoned with saffron, and I think they'd be good that way--but I LOVE saffron. Turmeric, which I like, but not as much, is a harsher flavor. Nice idea, and it works pretty well, so I'd try with different seasonings. I used red potatoes and didn't peel the skin--part laziness, part wanting the nutrition from it. I prefer mashed potatoes with the skin anyway. Thanks for the recipe!

Nov 26, 2008

Phenomenal! love these potatoes. I went on a potatoe testing kick tonight and made 4 different types of mashed potatoes. This was by far the shocker!! Love it. It tastes wonderful. Not quite as fluffy as your traditional mashed potatoes, but the taste, Wow! And it wasn't overpowering like a couple other recipies we tried. Try em, you'll love it.

Apr 14, 2010

I added 2 onions instead of one, and instead of 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, I did 1 and a 1/2 and oh boy - this was really worth 5 stars! So delicious.

Mar 30, 2009

These were really tasty and something completely unique. They would go great with some grilled chicken or fish!

Jul 07, 2009

Loved it. Did end up adding some milk when I was mashing at the end. Did not want to keep adding oil to make them creamy. Great flavor!

Nov 24, 2009

I served these with the Moroccan Lamb with Shiraz Honey Sauce. BG HIT!!

Dec 09, 2010

Very tasty dish. went very well with a Pork Tenderloin Wellington. Everyone liked it and asked for the ingredients. I added a bit more liquid to make them a bit softer, but otherwise wouldn't change a thing.


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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