Hummus Mashed Potatoes

November 19, 2012 by Ali

Ever since I posted my hummus-crusted chicken recipe last month, I have been itching to try some more creative recipes with hummus.

So in honor of Thanksgiving, and my complete love of all things mashed potatoes, I decided to try an experiment this week — hummus mashed potatoes! Yep. Instead of adding in loads of sour cream or heavy cream or, really, any kind of cream to make these “creamy”, I just stirred in a little butter, salt, and a big batch of hummus. And believe it or not, it worked!!!

The key is definitely finding a hummus recipe that is full of flavor. I used one that was extra garlicky with a little hot pepper. But if you love roasted red pepper hummus, or wasabi hummus, or whatever your favorite flavor may be — go with that. Then mix it in with some mashed Yukon golds and a little salt and butter (or olive oil if you want to make these vegan), and literally, you’re good to go.

So easy, so flavorful, and these are probably even better for you than straight mashed potatoes. Can’t wait to serve these with my family this Thanksgiving!

Hummus Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 2 cups favorite hummus, homemade or storebought
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • optional garnish: chopped fresh Italian parsley, lemon wedges, extra drizzle of olive oil


Peel the potatoes if you woud like, and cut them into large chunks, roughly the same size. Immediately add to a large stockpot and fill with water until the potatoes are covered. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until a fork will go gently through the potatoes. Remove from heat and drain the water.

Then return pot to the burner and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until smooth. Then turn off heat, and add in butter, hummus salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Then top with garnishes if desired.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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51 thoughts on “Hummus Mashed Potatoes

  1. This recipe sounds like heaven!!! Thank you for sharing! I have been trying to find new uses for hummus and cannot wait to try this. I shared it on my blog today:

    - Sarah

  2. This looks amazing!! I would attempt to use Cauliflower instead of potatoes as I am on Isagenix but mixing with the hummus sounds so good!

    - Lauren

  3. Just made this with my own homemade hummus, and it is quite good! I even put a whole head of roasted garlic in it as well. Definitely a great vegan option, no butter, no milk needed.

    - Shawna

  4. YUM. So here’s what I did: only a small container of hummus (roasted garlic, maybe only 1/2 cup total) and had to add quite a bit of vegetable stock to make it creamier. But it was great, I really liked the added flavor the hummus provides! Great idea!

    - Meghan-Rose

  5. I was wondering what side I was going to make for my steak tonight. I have Chipotle Hummus on hand…

    Of course, I’ll portion out some regular mashed potatoes before adding the hummus. My kids don’t like spicy.

    - Elizabeth Vogelsberg

  6. I am new to your site and so far love the recipes I have seen, but would love to know the nutrition facts. I a not sure if it is here somewhere, but if so, can you explain so I can see it? thanks!

    - LInda

  7. I am dying!!! hummus mashed potatoes. You are my hero!

    - a farmer in the dell

  8. I cannot wait to try this!!! Yummy!

    - Dani

  9. What an awesome combo! I would’ve never thought to add humus to mashed potatoes but now I can’t stop thinking about it!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  10. Woah, that sounds so crazy it just might be perfect! I love hummus, and I love mashed potatoes. A hummus mashed potato mash-up? That’s all kinds of bonkers! I’ll definitely be trying this out, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    - Katie (The Muffin Myth)

  11. I love hummus, so your recipe is sth for me :)

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  12. Mashed potatoes are my faaaaaavvv!!! ;D


    - summer

  13. Don’t you just love mashed spuds? You can put almost anything in them and they’ll always taste great! I love your hummus idea…genius Ali!

    - Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

  14. I love hummus, these potatoes sound perfect!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  15. Ali. No you didn’t. These are dangerous and amazing. I would literally eat my weight in these. two of my FAVORITE foods combined. i love youuuuu.

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  16. What a great idea! This sounds like a great pick-me-up to normal potatoes!

    - Michelle

  17. This looks like the best thing ever! I am definitely going to have to try this!

    - LIz Stevens

  18. That is really interesting actually- I wonder if simply just incorporating tahini to the mashed potatoes would work as well! Definitely one to play with!

    - Paola @

  19. This is such a great idea. They look so soft and fluffy!!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  20. I have to comment fast so I can call my sis and tell her to make these for our mashed potatoes instead. GENIUS!

    - Carrian-Sweet Basil

  21. Hummus mashed potatoes!? What the what? Sounds incredible!

    - Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

  22. What a fabulous idea!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  23. Such a good idea! I would have never thought to include hummus. I’m using this recipe – thank you!

    - Liz @ EatingPlaces

  24. This is insane. I’m doing it.

    - moe

  25. That’s GENIUS, Ali! I might have to sneak these onto the Thanksgiving menu now. :)

    - Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  26. wow, I am very intrigued by the way you are incorporating hummus. i love hummus and this gives me an inspiration to make it today!

    - Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health

  27. I think I may need to make these for T-Day, so I can have mashed potatoes at dinner, too! Very excited about this!

    - Sarah M.

  28. You had me at hummus. :-) It’s funny because we serve hummus at Thanksgiving (along with a ton of other Lebanese food) along with the American classics. This dish combines both!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    • A whole bunch of my family has spent significant time in Egypt, so there’s always been tabouleh at our Thanksgiving. It was a while before I figured out that it wasn’t an American classic : )

      - Sarah M.

  29. so creative! my husband is a hummus addict, so i’ll try this out as a healthier way for us both to try mashed potatoes! thank you for sharing your always-amazing ideas!!

    - little kitchie

  30. This sounds amazing Ali, I love hummus and I bet it adds a really great depth of flavour to the mashed potatoes!

    - Kathryn