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Simple Ricotta Mashed Potatoes {Bring On That Garlic Ricotta Flavor}


Ricotta Mashed Potatoes has the touch of ricotta and bit of garlic them. These ricotta potatoes bring a new flavor to mashed potatoes. This garlic ricotta mashed potatoes will be your favorite new side dish to whip up.


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Been Quiet

I know I have been quiet. The reason is a simple one, I simply wasn’t in the mood to write. Truth is the phlebotomy workplace drama has really taken a toll on me.


Although I went through hell during this workplace drama, I do believe everything happens for a reason. If anything that drama helped me open my eyes. This past month I realized so many things.


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Being Myself

I think my 30’s was finding myself. Now 40’s is about being myself. What I thought was “real” around me, really isn’t, and time to break away and just be me and stop waiting and pleasing other people.


It isn’t a bad thing to do things for yourself. In fact, sometimes you have to. I am who I am. I was throwing out calls for help, but the louder I called out, no one heard me.


Drama at work helped me realize this. We are all are guilty of being so wrapped up in our own lives, that sometimes we just do not see what is going on right in front of our faces. Like I said, everything happens for a reason. As I always said, change is good.

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Accidental Ricotta In Mashed Potatoes

Sometimes accidents happen when you are cooking. Everything happens for a reason, right? Those accidents can end up making mashed potatoes better.



Ricotta Potatoes

An accident happened that lead to the creation of these ricotta potatoes. I wasn’t paying attention and added ricotta instead of sour cream to mashed potatoes. I took a little taste and wow they were so good.


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Ricotta Mashed Potatoes

My ricotta accident turned out to be a good thing. The ricotta, along with some fresh minced garlic made these garlic ricotta mashed potatoes so flavorful. On a side note, I do need to not text and cook at the same time. That is how this ricotta in mashed potatoes happened.


Still, my texting and cooking did lead to a ricotta mashed potatoes recipe. Had that not happened, I would not have found my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. I really love how the ricotta just makes this side dish pop with delicious flavor.

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Ricotta Mashed Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Deanna Samaan
  • Prep Time: 0:15
  • Cook Time: 0:10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


The touch of ricotta to these mashed potatoes brings a new flavor to this popular side dish. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen


  • 8 -10 medium Idaho russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Peel, cut up and boil potatoes until tender.
  2. Drain water and put potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a sauce pan, add the milk, sour cream, ricotta, butter, and garlic. Heat till the butter melts.
  4. Take the milk mixture off the heat and add to the potatoes.
  5. Use an electric mixer and mix everything until desired consistency.
  6. Serve them up and ENJOY!

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  • Camilla
    November 20, 2015

    Fab idea, I would never have thought of putting ricotta in my mash:-)

  • peter @feedyoursoultoo
    December 2, 2015

    What a great way to make mash potatoes be rich and reach a new flavor level.