Whipped Basil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Good food isn’t just about the taste, it’s about where and who you eat it with.

Natsumi Ando
Whipped Basil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes, plantmomwannabe.net

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Remember I told you about the only herb I was successful growing this year? Well, now I have to figure out more recipes to use my basil in. We have a family dinner once a week, and this week I brought homemade mashed potatoes to the dinner table.

I’ve made my share of mashed potatoes, but this time, I wanted to add a bit more “flava,” if ya know what I mean…, so I decided to add some fresh basil to the mix.

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Ingredients:

  • 3lb bag of red potatoes, washed & cubed (I didn’t peel mine, but you can if you want)
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (you could use sour cream, plain greek yogurt, or even milk if you wanted)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (or more for the liking)

I washed and cubed my potatoes putting them into water and boiling until a fork could stick through easily (about 15-20 minutes), then drained the water using a colander.

After they are cooked, place the potatoes back into the pot, add all the ingredients and blend. I use a hand-held mixer (like these) to mix up my potatoes. I saw my mother in-law do this at Christmas time once, and I have never gone back to hand mashing them again! Genius!

That’s it! Top with some butter, or even a bit more fresh, chopped basil, and enjoy! Of course, feel free to add more salt/pepper to your liking.

Sunny-Side-Up over Basil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If that isn’t enough to satisfy you, try having them for breakfast the next morning! I cooked up an egg to my liking (runny insides), after warming up the potatoes in the microwave, I tossed the egg on top and enjoyed my first meal of the day!

Egg over Basil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Is your mouth watering yet? Hope so! Tried it? Head over to Pinterest and show me your finished product!

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