Mashed Purple Potatoes

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purple potatoes

Please do not adjust your monitor. These potatoes ARE purple. And they are freaking DELICIOUS. I mean, if you like potatoes, you will like these spiffy spuds.

raw purple potatoes

Just in case you were wondering, I made these potatoes for the one color challenge and if you haven’t yet guessed it, the color I chose was purple.

purple food

Begin by throughly cleaning your potatoes. Peeling is optional, as you can see, I left my skins on. Boil in a large pot of water for about 20 minutes until softened then drain. Since purple potatoes are already pretty small, I didn’t find the need to cut mine into chunks, though if you get some particularly large potatoes or have a weak mixer, I recommend chopping them up!

mashed potatoes

Toss into your mixer and turn on a low speed.

purple mashed potatoes

Add the garlic, milk, and sour cream and then beat on medium speed until blended.

stand mixer purple mashed potatoes

Be sure to not mix for too long or else the potatoes will become ‘gluey’ in consistency. Then serve with other purple things, like eggplant steak or radicchio cole slaw! I could eat these potatoes all day, erry day.

all purple food dinner
easy purple mashed potatoes

Mashed Purple Potatoes

The Starving Chef
Purple potatoes mashed with butter and garlic make for a colorful take on a traditional mashed potato recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Quick & Easy
Servings 4


  • 16 oz purple potatoes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley


  • Place your potatoes into a large pot and cover with about an inch of cold water. Bring to a boil for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are easily poke-able with a fork.
  • Drain the potatoes and then throw into a bowl for a stand mixer. Blend the potatoes with the milk, garlic and sour cream.
  • Serve warm with butter, parsley and chives. Enjoy!
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