My mother's creamy (and very buttery) mashed potatoes have been a staple at our holiday dinners for years now. And I can't lie- it was always the side dish that I most looked forward to each Thanksgiving. I always had a big ole scoop at dinner, and then maybe a second helping later during dinner. And I never argued when she wanted to send me home with a nice sized container of them.
While those comforting mashed potatoes of my mama's will always have a special spot in my heart, I have been making a few menu changes since I took over the Thanksgiving dinner responsibilities. Namely, I have been trying to take some of our longtime favorite recipes and have been making healthier, yet just as tasty versions of them. When I came across this recipe for Buttery Fresh Herb Potatoes from I Can't Believe It's Not Butter's recipe page, I knew with just one minor tweak that I had found my new go-to potato recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.
With the addition of fresh parsley, lemon zest, and capers, these Buttery Fresh Herb Smashed Potatoes have a bright, fresh flavor. And since these are made with the new and improved (and better for you!) I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, there is no need for cream or milk to get that creamy, buttery flavor that you love in traditional mashed potatoes...
Buttery Fresh Herb Smashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 2 lbs. red potatoes, cut into 1-in. chunks, (about 6 cups)- leave skin on
- 1/4 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and drained
- 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Cover potatoes with water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes; drain.
Combine the potatoes & I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in a large bowl, and then gently mash. Fold in the parsley, capers, lemon peel, and salt.
* Feel free to add your favorite fresh herbs, such as thyme, oregano and rosemary.
**Recipe inspiration provided by this recipe for Buttery Fresh Herb Potatoes from the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter website.
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