Garlic & herb mash

Garlic & herb mash

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Make your mash healthier by adding half-fat crème fraîche instead of butter and milk. Boil garlic with the potatoes for added flavour.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal212
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 1kg potato, cut into large even-sized pieces



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, left whole
  • 4 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • large handful of soft mixed herb, roughly chopped (we used chives and parsley)
  • splash of milk (optional)



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…


  1. Boil the potatoes and garlic in salted water until tender. Drain, return to the pan and steam-dry for a few mins. Mash well, then stir through the crème fraîche, herbs and some seasoning, adding a little milk, if you like, for a softer consistency.

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6th Mar, 2020
Delicious - made a welcome change from 'plain' mash. Served it with the mini toad in the holes.
17th Feb, 2020
Looking forward to trying this. I must say though that this low fat stuff is utter garbage and poor science. Firstly it has been proven that our bodies NEED fat to feed on and what we DONT need is refined sugar because our bodies will burn that instead of the fat. We also need fat for texture and added flavour. We also must cut back on the carbs. If you really want to lose weight ignore all the low fat BS. Keto is the go AND, if you have D2 you WILL lose your diabetes. But you must fast. Im not advertising Im telling you facts. Prove me wrong.
14th May, 2015
Really good - used coriander and four cloves of garlic and it went down well. Not a big fan of mash but this is how I'll do it in future.
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