rosemary infused mashed potatoes

Rosemary Infused Mashed Potatoes

You are going to love these rosemary infused mashed potatoes! If you’re looking for a 5 ingredient, easy vegan recipe, we’ve got you covered. Perfect to wow your family and friends during the holidays! What makes this recipe gourmet is the technique used to infuse the potatoes, along with the flavor and aromatics of the rosemary.

Even though these mashed potatoes are dairy free, this recipe does not sacrifice the integrity of creamy, fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes. Don’t worry, even though it’s a pretty classy move, it’s less complicated than it seems. We’ll walk you through the steps and by the end, you can pat yourself on the back and ask everyone to refer to you as “chef” for the rest of the night.

Nate learned this technique while working at Geoffrey Zakarian’s restaurant in Beverly Hills. Geoffrey Zakarian is an Iron chef and a judge on the food network show Chopped. Nate was the Sous Chef working under Chef Wilfred Hoquet at the restaurant, Georgie, in the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills.

There was a dish on the menu that included rosemary infused potatoes that were boiled using the whole herbs in the pot. The potatoes were then breaded in charcoal panko bread crumbs. This method was used to give depth of flavor to the potatoes instead of lathering it with salt and butter.

rosemary potatoes and garlic

A Kiss of Rosemary

You are going to absolutely love the smell of rosemary in your kitchen while you boil these fragrant, aromatic potatoes. When rosemary sprigs are infused into food, it’s like a magical experience of eating the aroma. Sounds weird, but so true.

Here’s our secret to doing this.

When boiling the potatoes, add rosemary sprigs into the water. As the water warms and begins to boil, the essential oils of the rosemary are released into the water. In effect, the potatoes absorb the water and soften. Their insides become saturated with rosemary oils. This will give your potatoes a wonderful aroma and taste of this natural herb. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, or a holiday party, this dish will be sure to make your home inviting and fragrant for all of your guests.

Besides, being used for its culinary purposes,rosemary is also used for medicinal and aromatic purposes. Originating from the mediterranean, this herb is now grown world wide.

According to our research, some benefits of herb include:

  • Improve memory
  • Help with indigestion
  • Relieve arthritis related joint pain
  • Rosemary extract can also be used as a natural preservative

Health Tip

Learn about the many benefits of rosemary.

The Smell of Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic will be another delightful aroma as guests enter your home. There is nothing that gives potatoes a pop of flavor other than roasted garlic. Slow roasted until sweet, caramelized, and garlicky, roasted garlic is an ingredient sent from the flavor gods. You will love these simple additions to these potatoes to really add depth of flavor to your meals.

Roasting garlic seems intimidating at first, but it’s super easy. These rosemary infused mashed potatoes with roasted garlic will be a hit!

Enjoy these Mashed Potatoes and have a happy healthy holiday!

Lettuce know how your kitchen smelled after making this gourmet recipe!

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Rosemary Infused Mashed Potatoes

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Fluffy Vegan Mashed Potatoes Infused with Rosemary and Roasted Garlic


  • 5 Cloves 5 5 Cloves Garlic

  • 4 Each 4 Medium Washed Gold Potatoes (Or 6 small Gold Potatoes)

  • 2 Sprigs 2 Fresh Rosemary

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Plant-based Butter

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Unsweetened Almond Milk (Unsweetened Soy milk works well too!)

  • 1 tt 1 Himalayan Pink Salt

  • 1 tt 1 Black Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Using a sharp knife, top off the very top of the garlic bulb.
  • Take the garlic bulb and drizzle a light amount of olive oil over the cloves.
  • Using aluminum foil, completely wrap the garlic bulb and bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 375.
  • Next, in a large pot of water place the rosemary springs and potatoes. Be sure to salt the water as well. This is called “seasoned water” similar to when pasta water is seasoned with salt. Filling the water level about one inch above the potatoes before they boil, will shorten the time it takes to water to boil. There is nothing more frustrating than putting a giant pot of water on the stove and waiting 30 minutes for it to boil!
  • Boil potatoes until tender. The cooking time will vary depending on how hot the water is when you put it in, and the size of the potatoes. Look for the tenderness and softness of the potatoes to determine when they have finished cooking. An easy way to do this is by sliding a fork into the potatoes. If the potato feels soft and provides no resistance to the fork, the potatoes are ready!
  • Using a colander, strain the rosemary and potatoes.
  • Separate the potatoes and set aside into a large pot. The rosemary can be discarded.
  • Add 5 cloves of the roasted garlic, plant-based butter, and nut milk along with the potatoes.
  • Mash the potatoes until creamy and fluffy.
  • Serve hot and season to taste with salt and pepper!

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories77
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.6g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.4g 0%
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 27mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 1g 2%

  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 16%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

One Comment

  1. This rosemary infused mashed potato recipe is probably one of the best I’ve ever made, the roasted garlic makes it superb! My guests really enjoyed this with savory mushroom gravy on Thanksgiving Day?

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