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Rustic Herb Mashed Potatoes

These Rustic Herb Mashed Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish! The potatoes are mashed with the skins on to create a deliciously rustic texture.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword herbs, potatoes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4



  • 4 Russet Potatoes skin on

Seasoning Mix

  • 6 Tbs Butter or Vegan Butter melted
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbs Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Tbs Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper

Milk or Almond Milk

  • 1/2 Cup Milk or Almond Milk


  1. To start, wash and dry your russet potatoes. Leaving the skin on, chop them into 1-2 inch chunks.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil the potatoes for about 15-17 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork (but not totally mushy). When done, drain the water then add the potatoes to a large bowl.

  3. While the potatoes are boiling, mix the flavorings together. Melt the butter or vegan butter, then add in all other seasoning ingredients. Whisk until everything is evenly mixed.

  4. When potatoes are drained and in the bowl, use a hand-masher to mash the potatoes. You can mash them as little or as much as you like, but I like leaving chunks to keep the rustic texture.

  5. Then, stir in the seasoning mix plus the milk or almond milk. Stir until everything is evenly mixed.

  6. Taste, and adjust seasonings to your preference. If the flavors feel a little flat, add in a pinch of salt or two.

  7. Serve mashed potatoes warm.

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe is easily made vegan using vegan butter and almond milk.
  • For a savory vegetarian spin, add in 1/2 - 3/4 cup FRESHLY grated parmesan.