I can’t remember a Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. They’re such a simple dish, but oh so comforting. I have to admit I don’t have a favorite recipe and usually wing it. I boil a bunch of potatoes and add milk and butter to the mix until I get a texture I like. Then I top them with salt and pepper. But this year I have an actual recipe thanks to Pinterest, and I’m dying to try thyme-infused brown butter!
What makes this The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe? Several things. These creamy mashed potatoes are easy to prepare, perfectly seasoned and drenched in thyme-infused brown butter!
This unique twist on a favorite holiday side dish is sure to be a hit!
This had to be the simplest dish in my Thanksgiving menu. It had 4 easy to find ingredients. I used Yukon Gold potatoes and have to say I loved the flavor! They are better than the red potatoes I usually buy. I also made sure to find fresh thyme because it doesn’t seem like substituting dried thyme would work in this dish. It worked well because I was able to use the thyme in my Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing too.
I had my mashed potatoes on the table in 47 minutes. Here’s how my time broke down:
- 14 minutes to prep (peeling, chopping, and measuring)
- 20 minutes to cook the potatoes
- 9 minutes to brown the butter
- 7 minutes to mash the potatoes and garnish
I did use an hand mixer, and I ended up adding the entire 1 1/2 cups of milk. I ended up with very creamy mashed potatoes in just a few minutes.