Sage-Infused Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Recipe Is a Step Above by Chef Gigi

Sage-Infused Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Recipe Is a Step Above

Mashed potatoes are a side dish you really can't go wrong with, and there are so many different ways to make mashed potatoes. This decadent sage-infused Yukon gold mashed potato recipe is a step above. Really. The sage permeates throughout the mashed potatoes creating a silky, buttery, aromatic experience with each bite.

To make this creamy gluten-free mashed potato recipe that's holiday worthy but easy enough for Monday after band practice, you will need Yukon gold potatoes, salt, milk or cream, chicken broth, butter, fresh sage leaves, garlic, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and optional chives or parsley to garnish. The cream is infused with the garlic and sage leaves, then mixed into the mashed potatoes. Quick, easy and delicious!

Serve these sage mashed potatoes as a side dish with weeknight dinners or with your EasterThanksgiving or Christmas dinners. I like to serve them with roasted chicken and blistered green beans (recipes coming soon!).

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream (amount will depend on your desired consistency)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 fresh sage leaves
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives or parsley, for garnish

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Recipe Notes

  • Add the milk or cream slowly until you reach desired consistency.
  • You could use russet potatoes, but Yukon gold are creamy and buttery. Perfect for this recipe.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Place potatoes in a large 8-quart pot and cover them with cold, salted water, at least an inch of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. When potatoes are just about fork tender, put the milk, cream and stock in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add smashed garlic, sage leaves and butter, and heat to hot and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside and keep warm, and infuse flavors into the cream.
  3. Drain cooked potatoes, strain the hot cream mixture into the potatoes and stir until the cream mixture is incorporated. Hold back a portion of the liquid until you know how you want the consistency of your potatoes to be.
  4. Press the hot potatoes into a large bowl through a ricer or food mill. Add sour cream and cheese. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add more warm liquid to adjust consistency, if needed. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives or parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 166

Total Fat: 9.3g

Saturated Fat: 5.8g

Cholesterol: 23mg

Sodium: 535mg

Total Carbohydrate: 18.4g

Dietary Fiber: 1.6g

Total Sugars: 1.1g

Protein: 4.2g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 94mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 419mg

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Chef Gigi
I LOVE infusing flavors into Mashed potatoes. I'm currently on a Garlic buttermilk binge lol
Elisa Schmitz
How amazing is this?! I’m with you on infusing flavor (and nutrition) into mashed potatoes. I’ve made a bunch of mashed potato muffins recipes for exactly that reason!
Chef Gigi
Mash potato muffins? Oooooh— I’m going to have to check out your profile
Chef Gigi
ooooh Im gonna try to make those
Elisa Schmitz
You are too kind! Your recipes are the best!!

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