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Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes

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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  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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Reviews

Jillian
100
12/10/2010

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.

redbryder
15
5/11/2009

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.

jenny662
14
6/24/2009

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!