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A black stoneware bowl with Asian mashed potatoes, furikake, sesame seeds, and fresh chives.

Asian-Style Mashed Potatoes

Tamara Andersen
A great way to incorporate potatoes into an Asian-inspired meal. This dish pairs well with bamboo steamed fish and teriyaki chicken...
4.64 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 131 kcal


For the potatoes:

  • 1 whole bulb garlic
  • 2 ½ lb. potatoes peeled and cut in chunks if large
  • water to cover
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • cup plain nonfat yogurt I like Greek, but either is fine
  • cup broth
  • wasabi paste
  • 3 tsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tsp. sesame oil


  • sesame oil
  • scallions or chives
  • furikake
  • sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or 350 convection roast). Roast the garlic until you see some caramelization and the cloves are tender when pierced about 30 minutes (24 minutes convection roast). When cool squeeze the soft garlic cloves out of their papery skin, and set aside. Be careful to remove any skin from the cloves.
  • While garlic roasts, place potatoes in a large saucepan. Completely cover with water. Add salt. Cook on high heat until fork tender. (Time varies.)
  • While potatoes cook, gather and prep remaining ingredients and garnishes
  • Drain the potatoes just prior to serving them to keep them hot. Return to the pan. Add yogurt, broth ( a little at a time), roasted garlic, wasabi, soy, and sesame oil to achieve a firm but creamy texture. I suggest adding the wasabi and soy in stages to taste. Using a potato masher, smash the potatoes.
  • Scoop into a serving vessel or prepared plates, and garnish with chopped scallions, furikake, and a couple drops of sesame oil. Enjoy!


I am pretty conservative with portion sizes. This recipe makes about 4 cups of smashed potatoes. That allows ½ cup servings for 8 people. If you prefer more generous portions, keep in mind the calorie count will increase :-)
Calories are an approximation only from MyFitnessPal.com based on 8 servings (½ cup), and do not include garnishes.


Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 131kcal
Keyword Asian mashed potatoes, Asian sides, mashed potatoes, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, wasabi mashed potatoes
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