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Rustic Potato Leek Mash

  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 5 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), thoroughly rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk, warmed


  1. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan filled with salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender (but not falling apart).
  2. Clean and slice the leeks.
  3. Melt half of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, thyme and oregano. Cook, stirring often, until leeks soften. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Drain the potatoes, add the rest of the butter and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Gradually add the warm milk and mashing until creamy (adding more milk if necessary).
  5. Stir in the cooked leeks and adjust with salt,and pepper.
  6. Transfer the rustic potato and leek mash to a bowl.
  7. Top with a pat of butter before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Serving Size: about 6 side servings
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