Horseradish Mashed Potatoes are going to rock the socks of your dinner table. Be they needed for the Sunday roast, the weekend picnic or the Christmas table. This quick and easy recipe pairs well with chicken, grilled meats or fish for a simple horseradish mash and high protein combo!
Recipes like the Fried Cabbage and Bacon and Mashed Peas bring side dishes to the front of the table!
Pair with recipes like chicken wings or chicken thighs for a complete feast!
🤍 Recipe Highlights
The fun of a recipe like this is that there are literally so many different ways we can make it and versions to try.
Skin on mashed potatoes ARE EASY. There is no time spent peeling and we can literally mash our potatoes in the pan and add our ingredients to them in there.
We also keep the skin on for the Creamy Garlic Potatoes and the rosemary and thyme roast potatoes, as who has time to peel potatoes these days 😉👍😂!
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements as well as detailed instructions.
As you can see we have:
- Potatoes (russet are a popular choice for mashing).
- Horseradish: this is a condiment that will be found with the sauces or mayonnaise at the supermarket. The flavour really packs a punch and is unique and delightful.
- Garlic powder: you will be able to get this from the herbs and spices section of the supermarket.
- Dried onion: this will also be found with the herbs and spices. It is dried flakes of onion, not crispy onion.
- Milk: you can use your favourite type of milk for the recipe, it does not have to be cow's milk.
- Butter: you can use unsalted or salted butter, both are good choices that will work.
- Chives: these are shown in the photos throughout the post. They add a great pop of colour when garnishing the dish for serving.
- Water (for boiling our potatoes on the stove).
- Salt and pepper: we use these to season the dish. We only need a small amount of each.
Here at the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by cooking the potatoes in a saucepan on the stove with salted water.
- Bring a saucepan ¾ filled with water to the boil and season with salt (Photos 1-2).
- Boil the potatoes for 30 mins on a medium heat until you can insert a skewer all the way through.
- Drain your potatoes (Photo 3).
- Use a potato masher and start to mash potatoes, repeat until there are no lumps (Photos 4, 5 and 6).
- Add butter, dried onion and garlic power to mashed potatoes (Photos 7-9).
- Add horseradish cream to taste (Photo 10).
- Use the masher or a wooden spoon and continue to mix in the horseradish (Photo 11).
- Add milk to desired consistency and mix to combine (Photo 12).
👩🍳 How to Make Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
To make the potatoes, boil them on the stove, then mash, add the butter, onion, garlic powder, horseradish and stir to combine. Drizzle the milk in and then stir till the texture is consistent.
When we boil our potatoes, we need to make sure we have done this well and they are cooked thoroughly so that we can mash them easily.
I find the best way to achieve this is to use either a wooden or a metal skewer and insert it through one potatoes after the 30 mins of cook time. If it glides in easily, then I turn the water off and let the potatoes sit for 5 - 10 mins. If it hits any harder parts of potato, then I cook for another 5 mins and test again.
The size of your potatoes will make a difference as the bigger they are, the longer they will take to cook.
Next after boiling, we drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. I find this helps save washing up!!
The horseradish has a very strong flavour and is quite unique in taste. If you haven't used it before, add a little bit at a time, stirring to mix it in so that you can test and get used to the taste.
Use your potato masher or a wooden spoon to consistently stir the mashed potatoes till all of the ingredients we have add have been mixed in.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
To serve your horseradish mashed potatoes, pop some cracked pepper and freshly chopped chives on top for pops of colour. You can also add a few small knobs of butter on top for ultra delicious mash!
The options to eat mashed potatoes with are literally endless!! Here are some of my top choices:
- Air Fryer Roast Chicken
- Honey Glazed Pork Chops
- Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
- Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken (crockpot recipe)
- Honey Soy Chicken Wings
- Chili Lime Chicken Wings
- Pork Chops in Mushroom Soup
- Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
There is hardly any recipe that doesn't go well with mashed potatoes! Thick chicken, pork, lamb, beef, there re no poor choices! The addition of horseradish will really wow the hungry mouths at your table.
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks that I want to share with you so that you master the recipe from the get go:
- The saucepan will come to the boil a lot faster if you start with just the water and add the potatoes later.
- Once the potatoes are in, you don't need to do anything to cook them, other than wait.
- Leave the potatoes in the hot water once you turn the stove off for 5 -10 mins.
- Choose potatoes that are small - small/medium size as it will save on cooking time.
- Leave the skin on and don't wash the potatoes.
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best potatoes for mashing?
I find that the best potatoes for mashing are the ones that are more starchy than others. A popular and well known brand is called Russet potato and another high starch potato is the Yukon potato. Choose these or another high starch potato for your mash.
😍 More Easy Side Dishes
If making something to pair with the main dish is your game plan, then I have some more ideas that I think you will love 🥰. Try any of the following:
- Duck Fat Roast Potatoes
- Garlic Butter Potatoes
- Air Fryer Onions
- Air Fryer Potato Cubes
- Quick Potato Bake
- Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
- Gravy Fries
- Mexican Fries
You can also find all of my sides dishes in the one spot, so you can check them all out 😉👍.
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Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
- 1 Large saucepan
- 1 Colander
- 1 Potato masher
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
- 1kg/2 pounds white potatoes Note 1
- ½ tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried onion
- 2 tbs horseradish cream Note 4
- 50 grams butter
- 1 tablespoon milk Note 2
- ¼ teaspoon salt to salt the water when cooking the potatoes
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoon chives to garnish
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
- Fill a large saucepan ¾ with water and season with salt. Bring to the boil
- Add your potatoes to the saucepan and boil for 30 mins
- Once 30 mins is up test the potatoes with a skewer to ensure they are well cooked. If they are, turn the stove off and let them cool down in the hot water. If not fully cooked, try about 5-10 mins
- Drain potatoes. Add dried onion, garlic powder, butter, milk, salt and pepper, stir to combine.
- Add horseradish, starting with 1 teaspoon and building to 1 tablespoon. Taste, add up to 1 more tablespoon, tasting as you go.
- Spoon into serving bowl, season with cracked pepper and garnish with chopped chives. Add a few little knobs of butter if desired.
- Note 1 I use a brand called 'Aussie Baby White Potatoes' from Aldi. But you can use any potato you like including red potatoes. Try and use a starchy type variety. Sweet potatoes and brushed potatoes require different techniques than those of this recipe.
- Note 2 my saucepan that I boil potatoes in is 6 litres.
- Note 3 I add approx a teaspoon of milk and gradually building to to a tablespoon. It is easy to mix in well and get a good consistency to taste. Add more if you prefer more moist to chunky mash.
- Note 4 horseradish cream is a condiment found in the same section of the shops as mustard and spreads. It has a tang to it! It is not 'hot' but very unique in taste and texture.
Taylor Kiser says
Love that you used horseradish in these mashed potatoes! Sounds delicious!
Thanks Taylor! It is great to have your feedback, thanks!
Oh wow! We love mashed potatoes and love this twist to it.. definitely trying it soon.
Thanks Sonia, hope you love it, it is such a tasty combination!!
Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes says
Horseradish and potato is a match made in heaven! Delicious - a lovely side dish! 🙂