avocado mashed potatoes.

I really can’t bring myself to write out an actual recipe for mashed potatoes. I’m going to take a stab in the dark and guess that all of you have made mashed potatoes at one point or another. If you haven’t, its simple: peel the potatoes (or not), cube, and boil in water until soft. Mash and add fatty goodness to them (butter, sour cream, milk, etc). There you go: mashed potatoes.

So then, this is not a mashed potato recipe, per se. Rather, this is a mashed potato suggestion.

Add avocado to your mashed potatoes. Just do it. I promise, its ridiculously delicious. And, it makes your mashed potatoes a delightful shade of green!

For a ‘family sized’ portion of mashed potatoes, I suggest adding in 2 diced (ripe) avocados. After you have cooked & drained the potatoes, add in the avocados and mash/blend until creamy. I also recommend a healthy dollop of creme fraiche (or sour cream) – along with a bit of butter, salt, and pepper. Garnish with fresh herbs if you so desire! Honestly, the addition of avocado makes them perfect, perfect, perfect. The avocado adds color, texture, flavor, and fat. I don’t know why I’ve only recently discovered this trick!

All that to say: I’ve never had tastier (or creamier) mashed potatoes. Try it out, and see if you agree!

5 Responses

  1. Tes says:

    Adding avocado to mashed potato sounds really interesting! It looks really creamy and delicious. I definitely need to try this :)

  2. Keith Grant says:

    Looks (and sounds) delicious. What do you usually serve them with? Off the top of my head I can’t think of much I normally pair with mashed potatoes that I also pair with avocado…

    • rosemarried says:

      Keith — I’ve served them with steak (which I think pairs nicely with potatoes OR avocados…think guacamole and carne asada?) and this past weekend I served them with lamb. Though, I think tey pair much better with steak.

  3. please, please–for christmas?

  4. ms. tea says:

    mmmmmmm. these sound delicious, will try! Katie and I once made green mashed potatoes for a St. Patrick’s day feast (everyone was required to bring green food). For ours we added pesto to the traditional mashed potatoes format, it was a delightful change-up to a favorite food!

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