Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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

Hummus makes for extra creamy and delicious mashed potatoes!


  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) butter*
  • 1/4 cup milk*, warmed
  • 2 cups favorite hummus, homemade or store-bought
  • 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 would 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, warmed milk, hummus salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.  And if you want creamier mashed potatoes, feel free to add in more warmed milk until they reach your desired consistency.

Serve warm, topped with optional garnishes if desired.

*Feel free to use vegan butter and non-dairy milk to make this recipe vegan.

**Different kinds of hummus will perform differently in this salad, based on their thickness, flavor, saltiness, etc.  So feel free to tweak the recipe -- add in more/less hummus, more/less milk, salt, etc. -- until it works with your kind of hummus.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Leave a Comment:


  1. Kathryn — November 19, 2012 @ 5:04 am (#)

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

  2. little kitchie — November 19, 2012 @ 5:52 am (#)

    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!!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 19, 2012 @ 6:25 am (#)

    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!

    • Sarah M. — November 19, 2012 @ 7:57 am (#)

      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 : )

  4. Sarah M. — November 19, 2012 @ 7:55 am (#)

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

  5. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health — November 19, 2012 @ 8:20 am (#)

    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!

  6. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 19, 2012 @ 8:46 am (#)

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

  7. moe — November 19, 2012 @ 9:03 am (#)

    This is insane. I’m doing it.

  8. Liz @ EatingPlaces — November 19, 2012 @ 9:16 am (#)

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

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 19, 2012 @ 10:26 am (#)

    What a fabulous idea!

  10. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — November 19, 2012 @ 10:39 am (#)

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

  11. Carrian-Sweet Basil — November 19, 2012 @ 11:33 am (#)

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

  12. Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 19, 2012 @ 1:52 pm (#)

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

  13. Paola @ — November 19, 2012 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    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!

  14. LIz Stevens — November 19, 2012 @ 3:29 pm (#)

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

  15. Michelle — November 19, 2012 @ 8:25 pm (#)

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

  16. sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 19, 2012 @ 8:35 pm (#)

    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.

  17. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 19, 2012 @ 10:23 pm (#)

    I love hummus, these potatoes sound perfect!

  18. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — November 20, 2012 @ 12:39 am (#)

    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!

  19. summer — November 20, 2012 @ 12:52 am (#)

    Mashed potatoes are my faaaaaavvv!!! ;D


  20. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today — November 20, 2012 @ 4:03 am (#)

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

  21. Katie (The Muffin Myth) — November 20, 2012 @ 8:33 am (#)

    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!

  22. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 23, 2012 @ 12:48 pm (#)

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

  23. Dani — December 10, 2012 @ 7:42 pm (#)

    I cannot wait to try this!!! Yummy!

  24. a farmer in the dell — January 25, 2013 @ 11:48 am (#)

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

  25. LInda — January 30, 2013 @ 9:49 am (#)

    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!

  26. Elizabeth Vogelsberg — October 25, 2013 @ 10:45 am (#)

    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.

  27. Meghan-Rose — November 16, 2013 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    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!

  28. Shawna — March 1, 2014 @ 11:55 pm (#)

    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.

  29. Lauren — May 23, 2014 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    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!

  30. Karissa — October 24, 2014 @ 3:05 pm (#)


  31. Lauren — November 11, 2014 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    I wonder if this would be good with flavored hummus…maybe jalapeno/artichoke?

    • Ali — November 12, 2014 @ 7:44 pm (#)

      Definitely! I enjoy it with roasted red pepper hummus too. :)


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