These rosemary mashed potatoes are nothing short of potato perfection. The comforting taste of creamy potatoes combined with fragrant rosemary creates an irresistible dish everyone is sure to love.
Experience the ultimate comfort with the best creamy garlic rosemary mashed potatoes. Made with a touch of thyme and dried rosemary, these mashed potatoes offer a simple yet irresistibly delicious dish.
Preparing these mouthwatering potatoes is a breeze, making them a perfect choice for any occasion from cozy family dinners to festive gatherings. The best part is that rosemary garlic mashed potatoes effortlessly pair with a variety of dishes.
Immerse yourself in a dish that can transform your meals into moments of savory joy. Infused with rosemary and the savory goodness of garlic, every mouthful offers a burst of deliciousness.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to the heartwarming goodness of these easy to make rosemary mashed potatoes!
How to Make Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Place the potatoes in a big pot, cover them with water, and add a good amount of salt. Bring it to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until they’re soft.
STEP TWO: In a small saucepan, heat the cream, butter, garlic, rosemary, and thyme until it’s simmering. Let it simmer for five minutes, then lower the heat to keep it warm.
STEP THREE: Drain the potatoes and return to the pot or transfer to a large bowl. Strain the warm cream mixture into the spuds, then add salt, rosemary, dried thyme, and garlic powder. Mash everything using a potato masher or beaters until smooth.
What to Serve With Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
- Air Fryer Roast Beef
- Air Fryer Whole Chicken
- Instant Pot Flank Steak
- Ninja Foodi Salmon
- Roasted Carrots and Asparagus
- Roasted Acorn Squash
- Garlic Cheese Bread
- Broccoli Salad
Variations for Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
- Fold in caramelized onions for a sweet and savory profile.
- Use dairy-free sour cream or dairy-free heavy whip and non-dairy butter for a rich, dairy-free alternative.
- Use roasted garlic or garlic-infused oil for a boost of garlic flavor.
- Garnish with chopped chives or green onions for a mild oniony taste.
- Top with bacon bits — they’re a perfect combo!
- Spoon sautéed mushrooms over the top for a simple yet hearty vegetarian meal.
- Introduce cream cheese, cheddar, Parmesan, or a delicious mix of these for an indulgent cheesy twist to your rosemary mashed potatoes.
- Fold in chopped sun-dried tomatoes for tanginess.
- Reuse your leftovers and turn them into twice baked mashed potatoes!
More Potato Recipes
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Mashed Potatoes Without Milk
- Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
- Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Instant Pot Potato Salad
- Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
What Type of Potatoes is Best for Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes?
I think that Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes work the best because they have more of a starchy texture. This makes the mashed potatoes extra fluffy and creamy!
You could also use red potatoes if you prefer. Peel them for extra creamy mash or leave the peels on if you prefer.
Do Rosemary Mashed Potatoes Reheat Well?
Yes, reheat them over low heat on the stovetop or in the microwave. Avoid stirring too much or they’ll become thick and gluey.
Add a touch of heavy cream or a splash of milk to the rosemary garlic mashed potatoes as needed to help maintain their creaminess.
Can I Freeze Leftover Rosemary Mashed Potatoes?
Technically, it is possible, but I don’t recommend freezing them. The texture is just too different once thawed and reheated — ranging from dry and crumbly to thick and overly starchy.
Instead, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days for best results.
Are Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes Gluten-Free?
None of the ingredients in this rosemary mashed potatoes recipe traditionally contain gluten, which is great!
If you have celiac or are very sensitive to gluten, just make sure everything is gluten-free certified — a lot of brands can experience cross-contamination.
More Easy Side Dish Recipes
- Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Air Fryer Ranch Potatoes
- Ninja Foodi Brussels Sprouts
- 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
- Air Fryer Cornbread
- Ninja Foodi Rice
- 2 ½ lbs yellow potatoes
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ⅓ cup butter
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 1 sprig thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water, add a generous pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the cream, butter, garlic, rosemary and thyme in a small saucepan until simmering. Allow to simmer five minutes, then turn the heat down to keep warm
- Drain the potatoes, then strain the warm cream mixture into the potatoes. Add the salt, rosemary, dried thyme and garlic powder and mash the potatoes using a potato masher or beaters until the potatoes are smooth.
- Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 284mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.