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Wasabi Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

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"These potatoes are slightly green, slightly spicy, and beautifully fragrant with roasted garlic. Good compliment to meat and fish cooked with ginger - soy marinades. The leftovers make great potato pancakes!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Remove papery outer skin of garlic bulb. Rub with olive oil and place on a small baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until skin can be easily pierced with a fork.
  3. While garlic is roasting, peel and quarter the potatoes. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and allow potatoes to simmer until very soft, about 20 minutes. Drain water and mash potatoes with butter until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Squeeze softened garlic cloves out of skin into pot; in a small bowl, mix wasabi powder with just enough water to form a thick paste. Mash garlic and wasabi paste into potatoes, pour in milk and continue to mash until mixture is light and fluffy; season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2005

Awesome potatoes. I made some changes. I stirred together 1tablespoon wasabi paste with 1/2c sour cream, for 3 lbs of potatoes. I omitted the oil and butter.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2008

These were OK, as directed. I try to follow a recipe word for word the first time. Next time I will add MUCH more milk (they were dry), more garlic (I know, hard to believe, but when roasted the flavor isn't as strong). And definitely more wasabi. I bought the wasabi powder the same day I made these, so I know it wasn't the powder not being strong enough, they just needed more. I think the ingredients are good for this, just not the right proportions.

Nov 14, 2007

Great combination of flavors!

Nov 14, 2006

YUM. I love mashed potatoes, and I love wasabi. I made the recipe with chopped garlic rather than roasted, and I added extra (and lots of it) wasabi paste. This was perfect with Firecracker Salmon and Japanese Zucchini from this site.

Mar 31, 2004

YUM! My guests were impressed with this part of the menu, and so was I. It made a very nice platform for terriyaki salmon. As I was short on time, I just used instant potatoes and made them according to pkg instructions, then mashed in the roasted garlic and wasabi. As other reviewers tipped, I needed more wasabi to give it a nice kick. Thank you!

Sep 14, 2010

This recipe has a kick if you ADD more of everything! For 2 servings, I used: 1 T wasabi powder; 1/3 cup butter; 2 t. minced garlic; 1/4 - 1/2 c. milk; no water. Makes it nice and creamy and spicy. YUM.

Oct 06, 2009

I loved these potatoes! I replaced the Wasabi powder with real Wasabi and it was awesome.

Aug 26, 2008

I just added half a cup of sour cream and increased the wasabi portion about 1/2 tablespoon to moisten it up a little. In addition I added garlic salt to taste because potatos are so starchy they seem to aborb more to get the taste desired. Great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 635 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 81.5 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 32.3 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

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

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