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mashed potato recipe and leek

Potato and Leek Mash

There’s that comfort that only a nice mash can give!
5 from 4 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 (i.e.: like onion for a curry or sauce), 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!


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