Saffron Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Heray Spice

Saffron Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mar 16, 2023Mohammad Salehi

Takes 30 minutes to make, and serves 2 people.

If you're looking for a way to elevate your mashed potato game, try adding saffron! Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the crocus plant, and it has a unique flavor and aroma that can transform your mashed potatoes into something truly special. This recipe serves 2 people and takes approximately 30 minutes to make.


  • 1 pound of potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon of saffron threads
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes until they are soft and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, heat the milk and butter together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the saffron threads and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the saffron has infused the milk and turned it a golden color.

  3. Pour the saffron-infused milk and butter mixture over the cooked potatoes, and use a potato masher or a hand mixer to mash the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Serve the saffron mashed potatoes immediately, garnished with some fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika, if desired.

Discover the potential health benefits of saffron, including its high antioxidant content and potential mood-boosting effects.Image by Wall Street Journal


Benefits of Saffron:

In addition to adding a unique flavor to your mashed potatoes, saffron has a number of potential health benefits. It is high in antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Some studies have also suggested that saffron may have mood-boosting and antidepressant effects, as well as potential benefits for digestive health and reducing inflammation.

Overall, saffron mashed potatoes are a delicious and healthy twist on a classic dish. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the flavorful and nutritious benefits of saffron!

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