Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

I am on track to have more mashed potato recipes on here than chicken wing recipes. If you’ve been following the blog for some time then you know that that is quite the statement. But the truth of the matter is mashed potatoes are right up there as one of my favorite foods of all time. Potatoes are one of those foods that just beg for variations of flavors like the rosemary and garlic that are in this recipe. And despite the lack of two very common mashed potato ingredients these mashed potatoes are creamy, warm and oh so comforting.

Milk and butter, which are traditionally seen in abundance in mashed potato recipes, are noticeably absent in this recipe. I wanted to do something a little lighter. So instead of milk and butter, I gave it a go with olive oil and chicken broth. The result was smooth and still creamy mashed potatoes.

Rosemary Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 5 yukon gold potatoes, diced (peeled or unpeeled, it's up to you)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper



Place diced potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. Cook until fork tender. Drain.


In the same pot that you cooked the potatoes in, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and rosemary just until fragrant. Return potatoes to the pot and add in 1/2 cup of chicken broth, salt and pepper. Use a hand held mixer to whip potatoes. Adding more chicken broth if desired.


Serve hot.



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    January 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    fantastic! used some red potatoes and it was a hit.

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    March 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I do not believe that you can have too many potatoes in your life…so keep the recipes coming!! Plus, you added rosemary….rosemary is my favorite herb!!

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    March 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    This is such a wonderful healthier alternative to traditional mashed potatoes!

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    March 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I love your method of heating up the olive oil, garlic, and rosemary before adding the potatoes! Yukon Golds are the best for mashed potatoes!

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    March 14, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I become more and more enamored of potatoes (particularly baked and mashed) every day. I think taters would be my desert island food.

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food
    March 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I typically just put in a little garlic and butter in my mashed potatoes, but this looks like a fantastic way to prepare them. Next time, I’m adding this to the mix!

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