Mashed Potatoes with Peas and Mint

by Erica Dinho on June 16, 2010

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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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cooking with Kait June 16, 2010 at 11:57 AM

What a great idea! Now your husband will be asking you to make these again and again.


2 Olga @ MangoTomato June 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM

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!


3 Belinda @zomppa June 16, 2010 at 1:24 PM

I’m not a pea fan either so this might just do the trick!


4 Rachana June 16, 2010 at 1:42 PM

What a lovely way to have peas :-) A great recipe!


5 Sophie June 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM

A lovely greenish mashed potato!

MMMMMMM,..very summery too!


6 Simply Life June 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM

I never thought about adding mint- what a great flavor!


7 Erica June 16, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Thank you guys for taking the time to leave a comment!


8 Joan Nova June 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

It’s a very Spring way to eat mashed potatoes. Nice side for grilled meat.


9 sanyukta gour(bayes) June 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

simple,yummy and declious with mint


10 Stella June 16, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Hey Erica, this sounds so good. I think I’ve actually done this before-just not with mint. Sounds so refreshing!


11 Gloria June 16, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Erica esta receta se ve preciosa! me encnató! I love it! xx gloria


12 Anna June 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM

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.


13 Lori June 16, 2010 at 10:30 PM

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!


14 Kim June 16, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Congrats for getting your husband to eat his peas :) I can see why he cleaned his plate, the potatoes and peas look amazing!


15 rebecca subbiah June 16, 2010 at 11:57 PM

oh wow love the favors in here


16 Sunita June 17, 2010 at 7:09 AM

Now, that’s a really neat idea; looks pretty too :-)


17 Sarah Naveen June 17, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Love the color..looks so fresh and delicious…


18 Hannah June 17, 2010 at 8:47 AM

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 ;)


19 grace June 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM

what a clever and delicious way to get some peas into the body! they add to the look of the dish too–bravo!


20 Erica June 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Thank you!


21 norma June 18, 2010 at 4:22 PM

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!


22 Oysterculture June 19, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Oh wow, I’ve never added mint to my masked potatoes before but I bet its just delicious!


23 Angie's Recipes June 21, 2010 at 12:55 AM

I love the combination of potatoes and peas….bright green and ivory white are perfect together.


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