Herbal Recipe

Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

This is an easy and quick side dish that can serve a large group or leave leftovers for the next day (about 12 servings). It is also an amazing way to get the nutritional and medicinal benefits of rosemary.

Rosemary has a soothing effect on the digestive system. It promotes liver function and the production of bile, which helps with digestion. Adding this herb to foods is a simple way to help your digestive system.


  • 8 large potatoes (about 4 lbs)
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (about 2 tbsp, or more to taste)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, add 1 tsp salt, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, allow to simmer covered for 15-20 minutes or until tender, and drain.
  3. Place in a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and mash.