4 Quick and Easy Mash Potato Recipes

4 quick and easy mash potato recipes

  • serves 2 as a side
  • Easy

Perk up your potatoes with these quick and easy ideas, from parmesan and truffle to herb and garlic


Follow our recipe to make the base mash potato, or use a pack of ready-made mash or 450g of leftovers.



  • floury potatoes (such as King Edward) 500g, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • almond butter or ground almonds


  • Step 1

    Add potatoes to a pan of cold water and bring to a simmer. Add 2 tsp of salt and cook until tender. Drain well, then tip the potatoes back into the pan and mash. Add one of the flavourings below.

Mash potato flavourings

Soured cream, spring onion and chives

  • Beat 4 tbsp soured cream, 6 finely chopped spring onions (including the green bits) and 2 tbsp chopped chives into prepared mash.
  • Season and spoon into prepared mash.
  • Season and spoon into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with extra chives to finish.

Soured cream, spring onion and chives mash

Parmesan and truffle

  • Beat 25g of unsalted butter and 50g of finely grated parmesan into prepared mash.
  • Season with salt and white pepper then spoon into a bowl and drizzle with truffle oil.

Parmesan and truffle mash

Grain mustard and cheddar mash

  • Beat 25g unsalted butter and 50g grated cheddar into prepared mash over a medium heat until the cheese has melted.
  • Mix in 3 tbsp of wholegrain mustard and season.

Grain mustard and cheddar mash

Herb and garlic mash

  • Heat a small pan with 3 tbsp olive oil then gently cook 1 clove of crushed garlic for 3-4 minutes without colouring.
  • Tip into a pan of prepared mash along with 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley and 2 tbsp chopped chives.
  • Season then spoon into a bowl and add a drizzle of olive oil to finish.

Herb and garlic mash

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