Mashed Potatoes with Leek



1½ kg potatoes (washed and quartered)
1½-2 tbs Vegeta seasoning or other vegetable salt
½ cup soured cream
25g unsalted butter
1 medium leek – I used organic leek from Abel & Cole


potatoes masher


Cook potatoes in water with Vegeta until soft, drain and mash adding soured cream and butter. Cut leek in half lengthwise, wash it and slice finely.  Add to mashed potatoes and serve immediately.

Serve 4-6 people as a side dish.


  • I was very lucky to be chosen and received complementary box from Abel and Cole with lots of organic fruit and veg, thank you so much :)
  • Abel & Cole is a company that deliver to your door organic, seasonal food. Their products come from over 120 British farmers, bakers and producers – as well as some further afield (for Fairtrade bananas, coffee and chocolate). But they never air freight!
  • So now dear readers you can expect many more than usually healthy recipes on this blog…

Your thoughts…

  1. Hello Margot,

    Have you ever tried mashed potatoes with curry powder and yogurt? It tastes different.

  2. Thank you Pepy for the tip, I will try next time… I often replace soured cream with natural yogurt, why I never thought of adding curry powder? :)

  3. ohhh, yum. i love the leeks in there. leeks are one of my favorite ingredients.

  4. They must be so good. I love mashed potatoes.

  5. Just lovely! Mashed potatoes are a staple when you have kids at home. I like the addition of leek here!

  6. This looks similar to Irish colcannon – I love mashed potatoes with leek! Wish I could get organic stuff here in Japan without it costing an arm and a leg! Your photo is beautiful.

  7. This sounds really nice so will definitely be giving it a go :)

  8. There is something so comforting about mashed potatoes. I love these with the leeks added.

  9. These sound amazing!!!!

  10. Your presentations are always so elegant.

  11. So beautiful, how can you make this dish look smashing!? Wonderful job! Love the butterfly and yummy lookin taters!

  12. Mashed potatoes with ANYTHING is good! Looks great!

  13. Great recipe. Top marks. Thanks for posting this.


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