Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes

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"Easy, delicious, and perfect. My husband overindulges every time I make them. Red or Yukon Gold potatoes work best."

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place drained potatoes, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, dried basil, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix well with an electric mixer on medium speed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2010

Different, but good - I wasn't sure about the basil at first but it worked well as a side dish for a more "Italian" based dinner that needed mashed potatoes to go with it. These were creamy and had a nice herbed flavor.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 13, 2010

Except for the addition of the basil this is a more or less typical way of preparing mashed potatoes. The basil was an interesting addition, tasty but "safe" in that it didn't result in an extraordinary departure from your basic mashed potatoes.

 

48 Ratings

Jun 24, 2009

Very good recipe! The flavor was very good. Not overpowering, just a yummy background. The only changes I made were to use fresh minced garlic rather than the powder, plus I added about 1/2 tsp. of horseradish. Since smooth, non-lumpy mashed potatoes are a sacrilege in our house, I combined the ingredients in a bowl, plopped them on top of the hot cooked potatoes and hand mashed. This one's going in my cookbook for regular rotation. Thanks for sharing it!

 
May 11, 2009

Excellent receipie!!!!! I added 1/3 cup milk since I thought it was too thick without it. I also added Ground Red Cayenne Pepper for a little kick. It leaves a good after taste!! But I think that papirka would be just as good. Made this for my wife on Mother's Day! She loved it with meatloaf and turnip greens, which I also cooked for her on her day! I also drizzled butter over the top of them to accent the flavor, with pepper.

 
Aug 12, 2009

I liked the slightly unique taste of these mashed potatoes. I added some extra garlic and used seasoned salt. I also put in a few splashes of milk to make them more smooth.

 
Dec 01, 2010

Delicious...highly recommended. Try using fresh basil to make them even better.

 
Jan 05, 2010

I have made these twice now and they are amazing! I had my family over and these went quickly!

 
Jul 04, 2009

I followed the directions exactly. Everyone in my family seemed to like them - even the 1 year old who is usually not a fan of potatoes! Used Russet potatoes.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

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

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