While mashed potatoes are often paired with various meat dishes, you can still enjoy the dish on its own. There are a variety of ways to prepare this dish, and each variation can have unique subtle flavors. If you like this dish and wish to enjoy it in as many ways as possible, then you must take a look at this garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes recipe.
This recipe is quick and straightforward to follow. So, you can fix yourself or your loved ones a delicious dish in no time, even if you’re relatively new to the kitchen. As mentioned above, the recipe uses fresh garlic and rosemary.
Therefore, the dish feels and tastes tremendously fresh and is best enjoyed right after cooking. That said, the best part about this recipe is the balance of the flavors, experienced in a creamy texture.
It’s also important to note that this dish is a vegetarian meal. However, it is not vegan because it includes milk. With that said, enjoy this as a side or as your main meal. Let’s get started!
Ingredients for Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
This recipe is simple and doesn’t contain many ingredients to make it shine. That said, you will need the following ingredients to create it.
- 2 lbs. – russet potatoes
- 4 – garlic cloves
- 1 tsp – rosemary leaves, freshly chopped.
- 6 tbsp – unsalted butter
- ¾ cup – whole milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
With these quantities for the ingredients, you can expect to:
- Serve: 4 persons
- Take a total preparation time: 30 minutes
Kitchen Essentials You’ll Need for Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
If you’re new to this kitchen, you should know what kitchen essentials you’ll need for this recipe. Considering this is a straightforward recipe, you won’t need any specialized equipment except a potato masher. So, here’s a complete list of essentials.
- A knife
- A potato peeler
- One cutting board for the rosemary leaves and potato pieces
- A pot for boiling the potatoes
- A potato masher
- One saucepan
- A large bowl
- A wooden spoon
- One colander
Prepare the ingredients
Before you begin, prepare the ingredients for the recipe. So, begin with peeling the potatoes using your potato peeler. If you don’t have a peeler, you can use a knife. Next, cut the potatoes into pieces of 1 inch each.
The next ingredient you must prepare is the garlic cloves. So, you’ll need to peel them and mince them. Solid pieces won’t help distribute the flavors evenly throughout the rosemary mashed potatoes.
Directions for the Recipe
There are three parts to this preparing this recipe. Thus, the first one involves boiling the potatoes, the second is preparing the milk and butter, and the last part is putting it together.
1. Directions for Boiling the Potatoes
- Add all of the potato pieces into your pot and fill it with water.
- Turn on the stove.
- After that, stir 1 tsp salt into the pot immediately.
- Next, heat the water in the pot over medium-high heat so that it boils.
- Let the potatoes cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until they are tender. Also, you can test if the potatoes are cooked by poking a piece with a fork, skewer, or paring knife. So, it’s ready if you can insert the utensil into it easily. Also, you must remember that small pieces of potatoes will cook a lot faster than whole potatoes.
- When the potatoes are ready, transfer them to the colander to drain them. Your rosemary mashed potatoes will taste better and have a nicer texture when drained.
- Let the water escape from the colander completely before transferring the potatoes to a large bowl. Next, set them set aside.
2. Directions for Preparing the Milk and Butter
- Add the butter and milk into a small saucepan
- Next, cook the two ingredients over medium heat, and watch it closely until all of the butter melts.
- Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the rosemary and garlic.
Therefore, the steps in this section will provide the creaminess of your garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes.
3. Directions for Finalizing the Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
- Finish up by using a potato masher (like the one in the picture below) to mash the potatoes.
- Next, stir the milk and butter mixture in the potatoes.
- Lastly, season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.
Is a vegetarian dish not for you? Have a look at this Carne Mechada recipe to satisfy your beef cravings.