Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes


1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1” squares

1 tbsp butter

⅛ tsp salt

⅛ tsp pepper

1 ½ tbsp sour cream

1 tsp prepared horseradish

Place enough water in a saucepan to cover potatoes and bring to a boil on the stove.

Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

Add butter, salt and pepper. Mash using a hand masher (or mixer if you prefer smoother mashed potatoes).

Stir in sour cream and horseradish, adding additional sour cream to obtain desired consistency.

Serve immediately.


One serving, 175 calories

Hack:  Use these potatoes in Loaded Shepherd’s Pie to give it an added zing!


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10 Replies to “Horseradish Mashed Potatoes”

  1. I’m going to try this amazing recipe. I love the layout of the page and it’s so easy to follow in clear precise instructions I’ve fallen in love with the picture! My husband absolutely loves horse radish and will have to try it out on him as he loves potatoes as well. 

    1. Please let me know how he likes it!  The potatoes mute the horseradish so the flavor is milder than it would be if served with meat, for example, so feel free to adjust the amount you use to suit his individual taste.

  2. Hey Cynthia

    Thank you for the recipe I should say the potatoes look yummy. Maybe my mistake is reading this while hungry.Lol

    Truly speaking I needed to check with google what is Horseradish, I have never heard of it before. We sure never stop learning. I have noted this recipe and will be looking for more because I now understand the benefits of horseradish in our bodies/

    1. Horseradish is a root used as a complement in certain dishes, in a similar vein as ginger is used.  It has a hot, spicy and peppery flavor which is experienced through the nose and sinuses (as opposed to hot peppers, which are felt in the mouth).  For ease of use, most people will buy this already “prepared”, that is brined in vinegar and salt, at a supermarket or local farm. Horseradish root is commonly thought to have medicinal uses, such as combating urinary tract infections, kidney stones, fluid retention, infections of the respiratory tract, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), gallbladder disorders, sciatic nerve pain, gout, colic, and intestinal worms in children.  

  3. Wow, this recipe sounds amazing! I love the kick from the horseradish, not sure about my husband but I am cooking it! Thankfully, I have all the ingredients already but the horseradish: will go to the store to grab that. What will be the dish that will compliment with this recipe? Like ham or turkey? What do you think? 

    1. I have always served horseradish with beef or pork (including ham) but I’d be interested to hear from you if you decide to serve it with turkey.  I haven’t tried it that way before.  As for your husband, the starchiness of the potatoes takes away much of the “bite” from the horseradish so he may enjoy it!  Please let me know!

  4. Good Meal.
    Hey, the Horseradish, do you mean the  perennial plant of the family Brassicaceae including the mustard, wasabi, broccoli, cabbage, and radish, that root vegetable, cultivated and used worldwide as a spice and as a condiment? This is interesting Never had this before but must say it looks to have a feeling of fullness but low-calorie intake (just 175 calories per serving). I am sure those watching their weight will find this not just edible but also healthier. Talking about health, what are the other health benefits of this horseradish?

    1. You certainly know your Brassicaceae!!  Horseradish is full of great stuff.  It’s a good source of vitamin C as well as other vitamins and minerals.  It has anti-inflammatory, detoxification and diuretic properties and is a good source of fiber.  It’s a potent gastric stimulant that facilitates digestion.  Oh, and it tastes great!

  5. I love your recipes because they seem simple and quick and they look great. The truth is that I like cooking, but I admit that now that I have less time (being a mother of two small children) it’s really good for me to make things simpler by having new ideas for the day to day that are not too complicated and don’t have a lot of ingredients. This recipe looks great! I didn’t know all that information about horseradish. How interesting! Another reason to try this great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. I appreciate your kind comments!  As the mother of 3 and grandmother of 9 (whom I help to care for), I understand the time constraints.  Enjoy the potatoes and enjoy this time with your children.  It goes by waaaaay too fast!

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