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Herby, skin-on mashed potatoes recipe

Herby, skin-on mashed potatoes recipe

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Take the hassle out of mashed potatoes with this easy side dish recipe that leaves the skin-on. Add fragrant herbs, milk and butter for extra creaminess and mash until smooth. Serve with your Sunday roast with lashings of gravy. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 254 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 1.25kg Maris Piper potatoes, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 5g fresh thyme, leaves picked, stems reserved
  • 100ml milk
  • 70g butter
  • 5g fresh basil leaves
If you haven't got any Maris Pipers, try using King Edward potatoes

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.2g Protein 4.9g Fibre 3.5g


  1. Boil the potatoes and thyme stems for 15-20 mins until the potatoes feel tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Strain, discard the thyme stems, then return the potatoes to the pan to steam-dry for a few mins.
  2. Add the milk and butter and mash well until fairly smooth. Season well, stir in the thyme leaves and top with the basil to serve.

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