Herb Butter Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Christmas, North American, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Mashed Potatoes are everyone's favourite side, and probably the most common side dish too, but boring mashed potatoes are a thing of the past!  Add lots of fresh herbs and butter to make them extraordinary!
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  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, white flesh, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon summer savoury fresh, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk, full fat
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork tender.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and return the potatoes to the still warm pot.
  • Add the butter and milk.  Mash until there are no lumps.
  • Add the thyme leaves, parsley, summer savoury, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Stir into the mashed potatoes.
  • Serve immediately, or place the pot back on the warm burner with a tight fitting lid until ready to serve.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4.4mg