Colleen Barrett Recipe

Mom's Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

By Colleen Barrett CarbSlave

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Colleen's Story

When my mother made these potatoes for the first time 25+ years ago at Thanksgiving one year, my first thought was "Oh no, you ruined the mashed potatoes!" (Love my taters.) Once we all tried them though, the new dish was an instant hit and has been a tradition at all of our holiday tables ever since. My daughter is making them too, and now her family always asks if the "special potatoes" will be served.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The addition of carrots and dill make these amped up mashed potatoes simply spectacular.


3 lb
potatoes, peeled
10 c
chicken broth or boullion
baby carrots (or 4 med carrots cut into 1" pieces)
medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
1 tsp
dill weed
3/4 c
sour cream (start with 1/2 cup and add as needed)
3 Tbsp
chopped parsley
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
4 Tbsp
butter or margarine

Directions Step-By-Step

Boil potatoes in broth for 15 mins on medium high. Add carrots and onion and boil 20 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain in colander, let cool 3 - 4 minutes.
Place cooked veg's in large bowl or back into pot to mash; add dill, sour cream, parsley, butter, salt and pepper and mash again.
Place mashed veg's in a greased casserole dish, dot with an additional TBSP of butter or margarine and bake (covered) @ 325 degrees for at least 30 minutes. Take cover off the last 10 minutes if you want it a little browned on top.

Can be cooked ahead and refrigerated in casserole dish, just add additional 30 mins to bake time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Ellen Fourroux faeriegroupie
Oct 21, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Shirley Murtagh Squirelishone
May 17, 2014
Hi Colleen

Sorry,I actually haven't tried the recipe yet. Will do so very soon. I love mashed potatoes. This recipe looks absolutely delicious. Thanks again.
Colleen Barrett CarbSlave
May 9, 2014
Hi Shirley, you absolutely can cut it in half.
Sorry I'm just getting back to you, I hope they turned out well for you!
Shirley Murtagh Squirelishone
May 8, 2014
Hi Colleen
I'm planning on making these potatoes tonight for supper along with pork chops simmered in mushroom soup. Was wondering if this recipe can be cut in half???? There is only myself and my husband to feed tonight.
Julie Campbell Juliabelle47
Apr 22, 2014
I absolutely LOVE all these Mother's Day recipes. But it's so frustrating they all take so much work. With an athletic kiddo that plays hs varsity softball that goes straight into summer competitive travel softball....I would never have time to make most of these recipes. :(. Not if we want to eat. Lol. Thanks for sharing. Maybe someday!