Mashed Potatoes with Peas and Mint

Mashed Potatoes with Peas and Mint

My husband doesn’t love peas, so last week while driving home from the store, I thought of a way to make peas for him that he might enjoy.

I decided to make mashed potatoes with peas and mint. Well, he scraped his plate. The recipe itself could not be easier, not to mention delicious. I can’t wait to make it again.

Serve with your favorite grilled meat, fish or poultry.

Buen provecho!



(4-6 servings)

  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons butter

  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups cooked peas
  • 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped


  1. Place the potatoes in a pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and drain.
  2. Place the potatoes back in the pot and return to the heat. Stir the potatoes, constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes to dehydrate the potatoes. Remove the potatoes from the heat and add the peas.
  3. Add the butter. Using a hand held masher, mash the butter into the potatoes.
  4. Add cream and milk. The potatoes should still be sort of lumpy. Add the mint and stir well .Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
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  1. says

    That looks awesome! Love mashed potatoes and love peas. I bet it’d go well with other herbs too.

    There is a Korean dish that I’ve had several times: mashed potatoes with peas and mayo. It’s served cold: delicious!

  2. says

    Oh! Hubbies….mine doesn’t eat raw tomatoes. doesn’t even touch it. You are smart….. mix the peas with mashed potato. who can resist it. It looks amazing.

  3. says

    My husband doesn’t like peas either, and unfortunately the mashed version was tried on him at a restaurant and still no luck. Ha, ha! I, on the other hand, think this sounds wonderful. I love the use of mint here. I rarely use it with anything savory except maybe lamb. This sounds great!

  4. says

    My brother hates peas too… I wonder if I could convince him otherwise with this recipe? Everyone knows that nothing tastes bad when cream and butter are involved 😉

  5. says

    Great side. I am not crazy about peas either, but I like your version. I can see this served with grilled lamb. I just got hungry!


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