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Parsley Mashed Potatoes

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

Mashed potatoes get an upgrade with the addition of herby, garlicky gremolata. In the words of our founder, Ann: “The very first time I ate mashed potatoes with parsley, olive oil, and garlic was...

With this recipe, you can make a batch of gremolata, use some for the potatoes, and then freeze the rest to add to soups or make more mashed potatoes.



  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, scrubbed

Parsley Gremolata

  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 to 2 small garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup water, as needed
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


346 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

13 g


43 g


2 g


4 g


6 g


662 mg


  1. Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and, once cool enough to handle, peel. The skins will rub off.
  2. Mash the potato with a masher to desired smoothness. Stir in the Parsley Gremolata. Taste for seasoning, then serve warm. If you are immunosuppressed, reheat the potatoes with the gremolata for a few minutes.

Chef Tips

Floury potatoes are essential for making good mash. The best floury potatoes are russets. Yukon Gold works, too, if you prefer them.

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