This is the best homemade Mashed Potatoes recipe! Two Gold potatoes cooked in garlic infused milk and cream, mashed, and blended with butter, a touch of olive oil, and tangy stone-ground mustard. An absolutely delicious single serving mashed potatoes recipe.
With every side dish recipe in our Thanksgiving For One series, I find myself thinking, “this side dish is my favorite”. Truth be told, I guess they are all my favorites. I believe that the side dishes can be the highlight of every Thanksgiving meal. The turkey reigns supreme but the side dishes are the ones I look most forward to, especially the creamy mashed potatoes.
You might be surprised to see just how easy it is to make a single serving of mashed potatoes. This simple recipe is one I think you’ll love using year-round. This mashed potato recipe is quick to make, so easy, and full of so much flavor.
Mashed Potatoes For One
I use Yukon Gold potatoes in my single serving mashed potato recipe. Gold potatoes have a slightly buttery flavor and are the best potato for mashing. They are absolutely perfect for creamy mashed potatoes.
Instead of cooking the potatoes in water, I cook them in milk and cream. This method will ensure that you have ultra-creamy mashed potatoes. Along with the milk and cream, I add in chopped garlic and ground coriander. This gives the potatoes an incredible flavor.
How To Make Mashed Potatoes
Chop the potatoes into quarters and place them in a heavy pot.
Pour in the cream and the milk and let the potatoes simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
After the potatoes have cooked, pour out the liquid into a bowl and save it.
The liquid has such incredible flavor, you’re going to add it back a little at a time as you mash the potatoes.
Stir in some fresh ground black pepper, butter, olive oil – and my special ingredient, stone ground mustard. The mustard makes the potatoes taste amazing!
This mashed potatoes recipe is one that you can use year round. It’s a delicious side dish that will go well with almost any protein.
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Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 2 medium Gold potatoes , quartered and unpeeled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 cloves garlic , peeled and smashed
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- pinch black pepper
- Place the potatoes in a small saucepan. Add the milk, cream, garlic, and coriander and stir. Add a little extra milk or cream if the potatoes are not almost completely covered by the liquid. Cook on medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and the tip of a knife easily goes through.
- Strain the potatoes over a medium-sized bowl and reserve the cream mixture.
- Fold in the butter, olive oil and the stone ground mustard.
- Season with salt and pepper.
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Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence
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