Caramelized Onion & Herb Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 45 min
Cook Time 30 min
Serves 6


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups (about 1 large) coarsely chopped sweet onions (Walla Walla, Maui, Vidalia)
  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cut into large chunks
  • Water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ¼ cups Garelick Half & Half or Whole Milk, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Sprig of fresh thyme

How to

  1. In 10-inch skillet melt butter over medium heat; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes in 5-quart saucepan. Cover with water; add 2 teaspoons salt.  Cook over high heat until water comes to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium; cook potatoes 20 minutes or until fork tender.  Drain well.
  3. In large bowl place hot potatoes. Mash with potato masher or beat with hand mixer, slowly adding warmed half & half, until well blended and smooth.  Stir in onions, salt, pepper and thyme.
  4. Serve immediately or place in crockery cooker. Hold on Warm for up to four hours.  If desired, stir in additional warmed half & half if needed to make creamier.
  5. Garnish with sprig of fresh thyme.