Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes + VIDEO

Published On Nov 20, 2018
Updated on Dec 6, 2018
Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes // Looking for a delicious but healthier mashed potato recipe? These out-of-this-world potatoes are made with only 4 ingredients and you won't believe the secret ingredient that makes them perfectly creamy! | Tried and Tasty

Looking for a delicious but healthier mashed potato recipe? These out-of-this-world potatoes are made in a dutch oven with only 4 ingredients and you won’t believe the secret ingredient that makes them perfectly creamy! Perfect for the holidays but easy enough to enjoy all year long.

Close up shot of mashed red potatoes in a turquoise dutch oven

The holidays are finally here! I’ve spent all week reminiscing about this time last year. We were headed to New York City for the very first time and I’m sad that it was a year ago and not happening right this very moment. That was truly one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on.

As far as this recipe goes believe me when I say these are incredible. They are made with only 4 ingredients: one of which is the ultimate secret ingredient and healthy swap! I made them in my favorite Le Creuset in the gorgeous color Caribbean!

What are the benefits of cooking in enameled cast iron?

  • Perfect for the stove top or the oven.
  • The cookware’s coating protects it from rusting, allowing you to boil water, soak and place your enameled cast iron dutch ovens in the dishwasher.
  • The glassy coating of enameled cast iron makes cleaning a breeze. Just use hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
  • The enamel coating makes enameled cast iron dutch ovens non-stick
  • Enameled cast iron provides even heat distribution to your food.

How To Make Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes (step-by-step)

1. Wash your potatoes carefully removing any loose dirt.This 5-quart colander that I used is the perfect size for this amount of potatoes. I like to wash with this Fit Organic Veggie Wash. It’s available at most grocery stores or you can snag it on Amazon!

10 lbs of red potatoes in a silver colander

2.  Quarter your potatoes. This will allow them to soften quicker during the simmering process.

Quartered red potatoes on a wooden cutting board

3. Place potatoes 5 1/2-quart dutch oven with cold water to cover. Why start boiling potatoes in cold water? “Potatoes added to boiling water cook unevenly. If you place potatoes in a pot of cold water, the water and potatoes heat up together, and the potatoes cook evenly inside and out.”

4. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 25-35 minutes, until the potatoes are completely tender (the easiest way to test if they are ready is to pierce with a fork); drain.

5.Using a potato masher, break the potatoes up until they are completely mashed. Add the greek yogurt.

6. Add butter to the potatoes

7. Using an electric mixer, mix on the lowest speed until creamy. If the potatoes are too thick, feel free to add more greek yogurt (or butter of course).

8. Stir in salt. Serve immediately.

9. Enjoy!

Step-by-step photos showing red potatoes in a turquoise dutch oven being made into mashed potatoes

Important tips for making Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes

  • Don’t have a potato masher? You can also use a fork(s), whisk or pastry cutter.
  • If you have leftover potatoes that you don’t end up cooking keep them in the fridge covered with water (to prevent browning) until you’re ready to cook them.
  • Quarter the potatoes at a minimum, but some larger potatoes you will want to cut into smaller cubes to soften quicker.
  • This recipe is easy to scale, if you don’t have as many people to feed it could very well be cut in half.
  • Have more leftovers than you planned? These reheat well in the toaster oven or oven at 350 F for 25-30 minutes covered

Want to add a little flair?

  • Garnish with sliced chives
  • Bacon always makes everything better, consider adding cooked & crumbled crispy bacon
  • Smoked cheddar, white cheddar or parmesan would add a unique twist

Bowl of mashed red potatoes with two squares of butter garnished with black pepper

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Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Thanksgiving side dish
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Looking for a delicious but healthier mashed potato recipe? These out-of-this-world potatoes are made with only 4 ingredients and you won't believe the secret ingredient that makes them perfectly creamy!

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Ingredients

  • 10 lbs Red Potatoes
  • 1,5 c Plain Greek Yogurt
  • .25 c Butter
  • .5 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes 5 1/2-quart Le Creuset with cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 25-35 minutes, until the potatoes are completely tender (the easiest way to test if they are ready is to pierce with a fork).

  2. Drain.

  3. Using a potato masher, break the potatoes up until they are completely mashed. Add the greek yogurt and butter to the potatoes, using an electric mixer, mix on the lowest speed until creamy. Stir in salt. Serve immediately. If the potatoes are too thick, feel free to add more greek yogurt.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Don't have a potato masher? You can also use a fork(s), whisk or pastry cutter.
  • If you have leftover potatoes that you don't end up cooking keep them in the fridge covered with water (to prevent browning) until you're ready to cook them.
  • Quarter the potatoes at a minimum, but some larger potatoes you will want to cut into smaller cubes to soften quicker.
  • This recipe is easy to scale, if you don't have as many people to feed it could very well be cut in half.
  • Have more leftovers than you planned? These reheat well in the toaster oven or oven at 350 F for 25-30 minutes covered
Nutrition Facts
Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 249mg 10%
Potassium 2106mg 60%
Total Carbohydrates 73g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 47.3%
Calcium 8%
Iron 18.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*This recipe was originally published 11/27/15. Most recent update 11/20/18

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73 comments about “Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes + VIDEO

  1. Emilee Bond

    Oh my gosh… I think i’d want to try out this recipe! The potatoes look amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  2. Angelica

    Ooh, what wouldn’t I make in my new Le Creuset dutch oven?! I would probably do a big ol’ treat to celebrate the win and make some braised lamb shanks. Yummy!

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