Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes

October 21, 2014Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2014

This delightful Seasoned Mashed Potatoes side dish has been a staple in our house for decades! This recipe is SO simple, but tastes so heavenly. I love Mashed Potatoes. In fact, I love any kind of potatoeswhite or sweet–and I enjoy them fixed almost any possible way.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes are special. That’s because of the herbs and spices I put on top before I bake them. I season these potatoes with butter, paprika, dill weed, garlic salt, pepper, parsley and chives. You can also add salt if you desire, but they are very pleasant seasoned this way without salt. I also really enjoy making these with red potatoes. They add a very delicate flavor that can’t be replicated with russet potatoes or most regular potatoes.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, paprika? Dill weed? Seriously??? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. In fact, if you eliminate the paprika and dill weed these potatoes will be a lot more bland and just don’t pack the flavor that a little paprika and dill weed offer.

We lived in Massachusetts in the early 1990s. I used to cater board meeting meals for the Baptist Convention of New England. It was a ministry opportunity for me. I never charged the convention for my services. But they reimbursed me for the ingredients I needed to purchase.

It ended up costing them about $2-$3 per meal instead of the $8-$10 that most catering services charged at that time. Ray Allen worked with my husband John. He volunteered his wife to help me with a youth evangelism event. From that time on, Carolyn helped me with several catering events for the convention. This usually ended up being between 6 and 8 events per year.

It was Carolyn’s idea to add the paprika and dill weed to the potatoes. I was already using the other ingredients. At first, I second-guessed her. But I decided to try it and I loved the way the potatoes came out. She recommended I use dill weed and paprika on lots of veggies because of the wonderful flavor these seasonings add to veggies.

Anyway, I used these lovely seasonings for all kinds of recipes. Those include Fried Potatoes, Seasoned Oven Fries, and Skinny Stuffed Baked Potatoes. It also included any casserole I made that used potatoes in the ingredients list. Even breakfast casseroles! I have served Seasoned Mashed Potatoes countless times over the years for our family as well as company. Everyone always enjoys this really simple and easy recipe.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes are healthy, low calorie and gluten free. If you want to make them vegan, substitute Almond Breeze or your favorite Almond Milk for the regular milk in the recipe and coconut oil for the butter. You will still have a splendid side dish your whole family will enjoy.

If you want to upgrade your Mashed Potatoes recipe, I highly recommend giving Seasoned Mashed Potatoes a try. And, PLEASE don’t leave off the dill weed or the paprika. That way you can enjoy the full flavors and effect of this scrumptious recipe. Even your kids will enjoy potatoes prepared this way.

The nice thing about Seasoned Mashed Potatoes is you don’t have to spend a lot of time in preparation. It takes 5 minutes to peel the potatoes, 5 minutes to mash them, and about 2 minutes to add the butter and seasonings before they’re baked. Super simple. Super easy. Super taste. I like that.

When I initially made this recipe in October 2014, I used regular russet potatoes. I recently remade this recipe (February 2019) for our Friday night care group. This time I used UNPEELED red potatoes and I actually liked that better. I also double-layered the potatoes with butter and seasonings in the middle and on top. Without exception, everyone raved over these potatoes. Several wanted the recipe on the spot! I served this tasty side dish with Baked Chicken Bruschetta, Balsamic Yellow Squash Bake and Raisin Spice Bars. It was a meal made in heaven. 🙂

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes are a quick and easy side dish, but elegant enough to serve for company dinners.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

The seasonings make this dish irresistible. 

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes are kid-friendly!

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

These potatoes are terrific with Baked Chicken Bruschetta and Balsamic Yellow Squash Bake.

Here’s what I did.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

I used these ingredients.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Wash red potatoes and slice down. Boil potatoes; drain.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Mash potatoes with a potato masher.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

I mash them until the potatoes are well mashed but not completely smooth. You want some lumps for texture.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Add milk  and butter.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Stir to combine.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Grease a 9×13″ glass casserole dish. Spread half of the mashed potatoes into prepared dish.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Dab the top of the casserole with butter.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper, paprika, dill weed, parsley and chives. You can add salt if you wish.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Smooth remaining mashed potatoes over top of seasonings layer.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Dot with butter.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Sprinkle with seasonings again.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Bake about 5-10 minutes at 350 until butter melts and casserole is hot.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

I served Seasoned Mashed Potatoes initially with Chicken Fricassee with Herb Dumplings.  That recipe makes its own gravy (which I dutifully ladled over top of my mashed potatoes!)

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

This time I served Seasoned Mashed Potatoes with Baked Chicken Bruschetta and Balsamic Yellow Squash Bake.

Here’s the recipe.

SEASONED MASHED POTATOES

(My own concoction)

Print Recipe
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This quick and easy side dish is kid-friendly and wonderful for company dinners, holidays or on your regular meal menu. The seasonings are what make this dish special. Gluten free.
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and cut in chunks.
  2. Place in a large stock pot filled with water.
  3. Boil until potatoes are fork tender—about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons butter and mash potatoes with a potato masher.
  6. Stir in milk, as needed to make potatoes creamy, but NOT soupy.
  7. Grease a 2-qt. casserole dish.
  8. Spread mashed potatoes in dish.
  9. Cut slivers of butter from the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and spread over top of mashed potatoes.
  10. Sprinkle seasonings generously over top of potatoes.
  11. Bake at 350° for about 5-10 minutes, until butter melts and casserole is hot.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I give the ingredients above as a base line to start. For these pictures, I used 8 pounds of unpeeled red potatoes, 1 stick (8 tbsp. unsalted butter) and about ½ cup 2% milk to make the mashed potato base. I made two layers of mashed potatoes. Each layer was topped with butter, garlic salt, paprika, dill weed, pepper, parsley and chives. I used 4 tbsp. butter to layer on top of the potatoes (two tablespoons on top of each layer). I sprinkled the seasonings lightly over each layer.

NOTE: Your preparation time will be cut in half when using red potatoes since you only have to wash them, not peel them.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Seasoned Mashed Potatoes[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Potato Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
This quick and easy side dish is kid-friendly and wonderful for company dinners, holidays or on your regular meal menu. The seasonings are what make this dish special. Gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 6-8 medium Russet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided use
  • 1/3 to ½ cup milk, as needed
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • dill weed
  • parsley
  • chives
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and cut in chunks.
  2. Place in a large stock pot filled with water.
  3. Boil until potatoes are fork tender—about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons butter and mash potatoes with a potato masher.
  6. Stir in milk, as needed to make potatoes creamy, but NOT soupy.
  7. Grease a 2-qt. casserole dish.
  8. Spread mashed potatoes in dish.
  9. Cut slivers of butter from the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and spread over top of mashed potatoes.
  10. Sprinkle seasonings generously over top of potatoes.
  11. Bake at 350° for about 5-10 minutes, until butter melts and casserole is hot.
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes usually go fast. Better make plenty!

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Serve Seasoned Mashed Potatoes as a side dish for any entree. It’s especially good with Chicken and Steak.

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish

Every bite is mouthwatering good. 🙂

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these superb #Garlic #MashedPotatoes are fantastic for #holiday or company dinners like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas. They are so delicious and not too difficult to make. #sidedish #potatoes #casserole #GarlicMashedPotatoes #glutenfree

Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a dynamic way to eat #mashedpotatoes. This one includes #creamcheese and sour cream along with #spinach, #artichokes & roasted #garlic. It's a terrific #sidedish for any meal but particularly delightful for company & #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas. #glutenfree

Parsley Potatoes

Parsley Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #potato #recipe is a family favorite. It's quick, easy & uses only a handful of ingredients. It's a wonderful #SideDish for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #ParsleyPotatoes #MothersDaySideDish #FathersDaySideDish #GlutenFree #Healthy #LowCalorie #CleanEating
Print Recipe
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This quick and easy side dish is kid-friendly and wonderful for company dinners, holidays or on your regular meal menu. The seasonings are what make this dish special. Gluten free.
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious #sidedish is one of our favorite ways to enjoy #potatoes. The seasonings dress up #RedPotatoes in a fantastic way. Terrific for #holiday, company or family menus. #SeasonedMashedPotatoes #GlutenFree #MashedPotatoes #casserole #GlutenFreeSideDish #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and cut in chunks.
  2. Place in a large stock pot filled with water.
  3. Boil until potatoes are fork tender—about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons butter and mash potatoes with a potato masher.
  6. Stir in milk, as needed to make potatoes creamy, but NOT soupy.
  7. Grease a 2-qt. casserole dish.
  8. Spread mashed potatoes in dish.
  9. Cut slivers of butter from the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and spread over top of mashed potatoes.
  10. Sprinkle seasonings generously over top of potatoes.
  11. Bake at 350° for about 5-10 minutes, until butter melts and casserole is hot.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I give the ingredients above as a base line to start. For these pictures, I used 8 pounds of unpeeled red potatoes, 1 stick (8 tbsp. unsalted butter) and about ½ cup 2% milk to make the mashed potato base. I made two layers of mashed potatoes. Each layer was topped with butter, garlic salt, paprika, dill weed, pepper, parsley and chives. I used 4 tbsp. butter to layer on top of the potatoes (two tablespoons on top of each layer). I sprinkled the seasonings lightly over each layer.

NOTE: Your preparation time will be cut in half when using red potatoes since you only have to wash them, not peel them.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

6 Comments

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.