French onion mashed potatoes add a new dimension to that boring side dish.

French Onion Mashed Potatoes Recipe


French Onion Mashed Potatoes will breathe new life into your bag of side dish tricks. Your favorite mashed potatoes get kicked up a notch with the simple addition of French onion soup mix. It’s such an easy addition, but it really beefs up the flavor. These mashed potatoes make a great side dish for pot roast or brisket. Check out the Notes for suggestions on modifying the recipe.

French Onion Mashed Potatoes Recipe

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
3/4 cup milk, heated to boiling
1 package dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Freshly ground black pepper

Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until fork tender.

While potatoes are cooking, heat milk to the boiling point in a small saucepan. Whisk onion soup mix into the hot milk and set aside.

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Drain potatoes thoroughly and return to pan over low heat. Stir for 1 minute to burn off any excess water. Remove from heat. Pour milk and soup mixture over potatoes and mash until fairly smooth. (Some lumps are okay, in fact, they are desirable.) Stir in sour cream, chives, and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.

If necessary, re-warm mashed potatoes over low heat while stirring to prevent scorching.

Yield: 8 servings

• If you find the French onion flavor too strong, use only half of the packet. If you prefer your potatoes smooth, sift the dried onion flakes from the soup mix and discard.

• Feel free to load these up with your favorite baked potato toppings.

French Onion Mashed Potatoes Recipe Photo ©2019 Peggy Filippone

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