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Wasabi mashed potatoes

Total Time
35 min
10 min
25 min
We spiked these savory mashed potatoes with wasabi powder, and wow, do they have fantastic flavor. They also get their creaminess from an irresistible mixture of reduced-fat milk and sour cream, as well as a touch of butter. Fresh chives and a little bit of salt help bring everything together. We call for adding 1 tsp. wasabi powder, but feel free to increase that amount if you and your guests are feeling bold. These potatoes are excellent with roast chicken, pork, or beef; you'll want to scale everything up so you can keep a batch in the fridge for a handy side at all times.


Uncooked potato

4 medium, peeled and cut into large chunks (about 2 lbs)

2% reduced fat milk

½ cup(s)

Wasabi powder

1 tsp, or more to taste

Reduced fat sour cream

2 Tbsp

Salted butter

1 Tbsp


1 Tbsp, fresh, minced

Table salt

½ tsp


  1. Boil potatoes in a large pot of water over high heat until very tender when pricked with a fork, about 15 to 20 minutes; drain and mash potatoes with a hand masher or electric mixer.
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes; add wasabi powder and stir to dissolve. Add milk mixture, sour cream, butter, chives and salt to potatoes; stir to combine. Yields a generous 1/2 cup per serving.