Gravy being poured over the dish of mashed potatoes

Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Shallot Mashed Potatoes 

Everyone has their own particular way of making mashed potatoes. Our version includes shallots, which give this dish a subtle onion flavor that complements the potatoes perfectly. Potatoes are rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acid, and these antioxidants may reduce the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Potatoes also contain a special type of starch called resistant starch. This type of starch helps reduce insulin resistance, which in turn helps improve blood sugar levels. Resistant starch also helps improve digestive health.

Shallot Mashed Potatoes 

Serves 8 people


1 tbsp canola oil 

4 fresh shallots, peeled, sliced

3 oz unsalted butter 

5 oz 2% milk

4 large russet potatoes, washed, peeled, cut into medium cubes 

2 tsp salt 


  • In a hot sauté pan, heat oil to smoking hot and add brown shallots. Then add butter and milk, and bring to a simmer. Blend with an immersion blender and reserve.
  • In a separate pot, add cut potatoes and cover with cold water. Cook until potatoes are soft, then rice the potatoes in a food mill.
  • Add hot milk, shallot and butter mixture and season with salt, then serve.