Herby mash


250g potatoes

50ml semi-skimmed milk

Handful of parsley

Black pepper


Vegetable peeler, chopping board, knife, saucepan, colander, potato masher.


  1. Peel the potatoes. Cut in half.
  2. Bring potatoes to the boil, simmer until tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  3. Drain the potatoes using a colander.
  4. Mash the potatoes with the milk until smooth.
  5. Stir in the parsley.

Top tips:

  • Add a spoon of grainy mustard for a twist.
  • Stir in chopped spring onions for extra crunch.
  • Add interest by adding parsley, reduced fat cheese or mustard.
  • Add cooked vegetables, like cabbage or Brussels sprouts.


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