Mashed Potatoes with Thyme Infused Brown Butter

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!

Recipe Author: Nicole at Wonky Wonderful
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The Ingredients

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.

Mashed Potatoes with Thyme Infused Brown Butter Ingredients
Potatoes, butter, milk, and thyme

The Process

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.

Just before mashing the potatoes
Just before mashing the potatoes

So how was it?

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Wow! Browning the butter and infusing it with fresh thyme really takes these mashed potatoes to the next level. The butter did take on a slightly nutty flavor that complimented the thyme really well. Plus it made a nice presentation. I don’t think I’ve ever seen prettier mashed potatoes!
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