Mushroom Mashed Potatoes

The basic mashed potato recipe here is simply spruced up with the addition of mushrooms.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1⁄2 lb. cremini mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped scallions


  • Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Add the kosher salt and bring to a very gentle simmer. Cook very slowly for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan until it stops bubbling. Add the mushrooms, garlic, salt, and pepper, and sauté until the water that releases from the mushrooms evaporates. Remove from heat.
  • Drain the potatoes very well. Mash the potatoes with the remaining butter and the half-and-half. Fold in the mushrooms and scallions.