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Mashed Potatoes with Leeks

Mashed Potatoes with Leeks

Adding leeks to your mashed potatoes makes an ordinary dish, extraordinary.  
Course Side Dishes, vegetables
Cuisine American
Keyword leeks, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author JoAnn


  • 3 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 7 Tbsp butter
  • 3 leeks cut and chopped
  • 1/3 cup warm milk
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Peel, wash and cut potatoes into 1/2" pieces.
    Place in a large pot and cover with water. 
    Cook 15 minutes after reaching the boiling point. 
    Drain. Place back in the pot, on low heat to evaporate all remaining liquid, this should take 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare leeks for cooking by cutting and slicing to make small pieces. [mv_img id="5403"]
    Prepping leeks for mashed potatoes
  • Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, add chopped leeks. 
    Saute, stirring often until leeks are bright green and soft.
  • Add leeks to already drained potatoes.
  • Add 4 -5 more tablespoons of butter to the potato/leek mixture. 
  • Add 1/3 cup of warm milk.
  • Mash and stir potatoes until combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper.