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overhead photo: bowl of brown butter mashed potatoes with fried sage leaves
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5 from 3 votes

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown butter mashed potatoes are a rich, creamy twist on the classic side dish. Make this recipe for dinner or your next holiday gathering!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: brown butter, brown butter mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 10
Calories: 212kcal


  • 3 lbs russet potatoes peeled
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 10 fresh sage leaves (See Note 1)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • Cut potatoes into 2 inch pieces and boil in heavily salted water, covered. About 12 minutes or until fork tender.
  • In a skillet melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the sage leaves and garlic, turn heat to a simmer. Cook until butter turns a golden brown and the aroma is nutty, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside.
  • In a large bowl mash the drained potatoes with the milk, Greek yogurt, salt and black pepper or add all to a mixer with paddle attachment to beat for a minute. Drizzle in half of the brown butter, reserving remainder and crispy sage leaves for later.
  • Mash until desired consistency, taste for seasoning and serve topped with remaining brown butter and crispy sage leaves.


  1. If you do not have fresh sage leaves, after browning the butter with the garlic add 1/8 tsp of ground sage.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg