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mashed potato recipe and leek

Leek Mashed Potato

There’s that comfort that only a nice mash can give!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 2 portions
Calories 252 kcal


  • 800 g peeled and cubed white potatoes
  • 200 g thinly sliced leek separate the green from the white part
  • 15 g Butter
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Peel and dice the potatoes.
  • Wash and slice the leeks, keeping the 'white' part separated from the 'green' part, as they will be needed in two different stages.
  • Put in a large pan of salted boiling water the peeled and cubed white potatoes and the sliced green part of the leeks and boil until cooked.
  • Once ready and drained, in a frying pan add the butter and lightly fry the white part of the leek kept aside. Once the leek becomes tender and cooked (golden brown), add the boiled potatoes and leeks and mix well.
  • With a hand masher, mash the potatoes and leeks in the pan; you can mash these as much as you like; some prefer it chunky, while some do not like the ‘knots’. Once mashed add the salt and black pepper to taste, then mix and serve!


Mashed potatoes with leek can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to four days. These can be reheated in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat with a little liquid [ie: a tablespoon of water] so as not to dry out; ensure the mashed potatoes are piping hot before serving.


Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 1162mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1693IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 4mg
Keyword leek mashed potatoes
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