Perfect Mashed Potatoes With Carrots

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"This is as the recipe title states, Perfect in my opinion!!! I serve these with Prime Rib Roast but they are a great side to many main dishes."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (372.5 g)
  • Calories 318.6
  • Total Fat - 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 25.8 mg
  • Sodium - 176.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 69.5 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Place the potatoes, carrots, bay leaves and crushed garlic in a large pot and cover with water.

Step 2

Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender.

Step 3

Drain water from potatoes and remove bay leaves.

Step 4

Add butter, milk, salt and pepper and mash to desired consistency.

Step 5

Serve with your favourite main dish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

dienia b

Mr picky loved this ,I cooked the carrots with the pork because everything must be soft great side with the pork

review by:
(27 Jul 2022)


Very similar to a dsih my mom made when I was growing up. Loved it then and love it now.

review by:
(24 Apr 2017)


Five stars all the way. So simple and so delicious. The smell coming from the kitchen while the vegetables were boiling was fantastic. I'm going to add garlic to ALL my mashed potatoes from now on.

review by:
(16 Nov 2016)


Excellent! I love the subtleness of the bay leaf. I should have read the reviews prior to cooking, because my carrots did turn out a bit underdone - but I loved it that way and thought they added to the texture (not so, DH). Next time, I'll slice them thinly, but hopefully they're still a bit harder than the potatoes. The only change I made is to add an additional clove of garlic - can NEVER have too much garlic! Thanks, Bea - for another great recipe!

review by:
(5 Nov 2014)


We thoroughly enjoyed this recipe! I used baby carrots with were very sweet. The combo not only tasted great together but gave great color to the plate. I used red bliss potatoes instead of the russets as I already had a bag on hand. I will be making these again and again. Made for Billboard tag.

review by:
(20 Jan 2014)


Love the flavour of the bay leaves in this mash! I have made this twice now and the second time I subbed out the milk/butter for light sour cream. It is wonderful either way! Thanks Bea for a great side! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(1 Nov 2013)