Dill Mashed Potatoes

When I was at the Farmer’s Market the other day, I walked past a stand and a bright, fresh aroma grabbed my attention. It was the unmistakable smell that I associate with late summer days: fresh dill. To my wonderful delight, the farmer was selling a huge bunch of it for $1.00 each. I immediately purchased it and when I got home, began making all kinds of recipes that incorporate it like home made ranch dip which I scooped up with a bag full of pretzels and these dill mashed potatoes.

Usually, I reserve mashed potatoes for the fall and winter months because they can be pretty heavy but lo and behold, this baby loves mashed potatoes just like his mama so I just had to figure out a way to make them now. And in order to make them in August, I needed them to be light. I was able to do this by using sour cream, fat free milk, a little butter and plenty of fresh chopped dill. The result was the perfect way to enjoy mashed potatoes in the summer.

Dill Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup fat free milk
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder



Place potatoes in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain.


Return the potatoes to the pan. Add in remaining ingredients and use a hand held mixer to whip the potatoes. You can also use a potato masher if you like them a bit chunkier. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Serve hot.



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    Emily from The Best of this Life
    August 19, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Yum! I love this recipe…it’s really close to how I make mine, minus the sour cream and dill – I’m gonna try that! Thanks for sharing :)

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    August 16, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Do you still have any dill left? Want to try making some gravlax? Go to http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com and put gravlax in the search field. Your potatoes are an inspiration. I have a very different recipe for potatoes for tonight which will include some fresh rosemary, but next time I have some fresh dill …