Elaine’s Green Mashed Potatoes

Cook Time: 25m

Elaine’s Green Mashed Potatoes

Recommended by UHC Registered Dietitians

Courtesy of USDA Nutrition

Since my family has an Irish ancestry, we first made this Green-Mash Potatoes Recipe for St. Patrick's Day. However, everyone loved it so much that it's now part of our Thanksgiving Feast. Green peas add a mild, sweet flavor while garlic adds some zip. Also, kids think the chartreuse-green color is fun!


  • 7 potatoes (medium size, about 1 cup each)
  • 1 cup skim milk (divided)
  • 2 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons soft (tub) margarine
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. Simmer peeled, diced potatoes for about 10 minutes until soft when pierced with a fork.
  2. Cook 1 cup peas in microwave for about 3 minutes; drain and reserve.
  3. Heat milk until hot. Add garlic cloves to milk and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Puree peas, 1/4 cup milk, and garlic cloves using a blender.
  5. Drain potatoes and begin to mash.
  6. Slowly add 3/4 cup milk while mashing.
  7. Blend in the puréed peas and garlic, margarine, and white pepper (optional) to the mashed potatoes.
  8. Place mashed potatoes in a serving dish and keep warm.
  9. Just before serving, lightly sprinkle Kosher salt on top of potatoes.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories: 176
  • Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: N/A
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Protein: 5g

Makes 8 servings

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