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Mashed Potatoes With Wasabi

Creamy, fluffy, delicious, and with lots of zip, these Mashed Potatoes With Wasabi take a classic side dish to the next level. These comforting horseradish mashed potatoes are an amazing recipe that will be a new family favorite.

A grey bowl with mashed potatoes topped with butter and herbs, and a small dish of wasabi in the background

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Mashed potatoes are so comforting and universally beloved. Now you can take a classic dish, add some heat to it, and take your mashed spuds to the next level. Get ready to meet your new favorite dish – wasabi mashed potatoes.

Want to make this process even faster? Prep the potatoes ahead of time! Simply peel, cube, and keep potatoes covered with cold water for up to 36 hours, and they won’t oxidize (brown).

You can even freeze or can the cubed potatoes months in advance for the ultimate prep. Related: Freezing Potatoes and Canning Potatoes.


Here is the truth my friends, there is no one perfect potato for mashed potatoes. Instead, you should be using a mixture of different kinds of potatoes. Starchy, waxy, and baking spuds all add their own perfect quality to this delectable side dish. I recommend a mix of russet, gold, and yellow potatoes.

I prefer to peel mine, but if you’re a peels-on kind of person, you do you! You can also use a ricer, which I show you how to utilize in this post on making Fluffy Mashed Potatoes.

4 photos showing the process of making wasabi mashed potatoes with a ricer

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Want to make wasabi mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot? Follow the directions as outlined in my Instant Pot Whole30 Mashed Potatoes.
  • Start with 1 tsp of wasabi paste, stir, and taste before adding any more. Since I have kiddos, I like to mix up the mashed potatoes and set some aside for them before adding the wasabi.
  • Feel free to add in garlic while the potatoes are cooking to take this dish to the next level.
  • Adding 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese is ammmmmmazing!

an overhead shot of mashed potatoes with wasabi and a gold spoon on a grey board

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Mashed Potatoes With Wasabi

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Creamy, fluffy, delicious, and with lots of zip, these Wasabi Mashed Potatoes take a classic side dish to the next level. 


  • 3 pounds potatoes {mixture russet, gold, yellow}
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream {warmed}
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste {and more to taste if desired}
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and rinse your potatoes. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place potatoes in a stockpot full of COLD water.
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Reduce the temp to medium and cook until the tip of a knife can easily pierce through a potato (about 8-12 more minutes).
  • Drain the potatoes and add the butter and cream to the pan. Heat on low until the butter has melted.
  • Fill your ricer halfway with potatoes, insert the pressing disc, and gently press the handles over the pot to create potato "rice". Repeat until all potatoes have been pressed.
  • Add the wasabi paste to the pot. 
  • Use a large spatula and fold all the ingredients together until incorporated. If your potatoes seem a little dry, feel free to add a bit more melted butter, heated cream, or even chicken/veggie stock until they have reached your desired consistency.


Start with 1 tsp of wasabi paste and taste before adding any more.
Feel free to add in garlic while the potatoes are cooking.
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Potatoes With Wasabi
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 744mg21%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 21.8mg26%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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