Sage and garlic mashed potatoes

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15 min


6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 1 kg potatoes , about 6 medium potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves , peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black or white pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage , or 1/4 tsp dried sage, crumbled


  • Peel potatoes and cut in half. Place in a large saucepan along with whole garlic cloves. Cover potatoes with water. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and boil gently, partially covered, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well.
  • Mash potatoes and garlic cloves together using a potato masher or by putting them through a food mill.
  • Return potatoes to saucepan. Stir in remaining ingredients, cover saucepan and return to medium-low heat.
  • Continue heating potatoes, stirring occasionally, until they are as warm as you like. Taste and add more sage, if you wish.