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garlic mashed potatoes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Carolyn Parke
Idaho Falls, ID

Who doesn’t love creamy, garlicky mashed potatoes? I definitely do. In this easy to make garlic mashed red potato recipe, red potatoes are quartered then boiled until soft. Drained and then mashed together with cream and butter. A fabulous comfort food that is perfect for any occasion.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Creamy and buttery, these mashed potatoes will be fantastic on a holiday table. Boiling the potatoes in garlic adds a subtle flavor of garlic throughout the recipe. We really love using red potatoes in the recipe. The skins are left on and give a rustic feel to the dish. The mashed potatoes are creamy with a few lumps... just like mom used to make.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For garlic mashed potatoes

  • 2 lb
    red potatoes
  • 2-3 clove
    fresh garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • additional salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make garlic mashed potatoes

  • Scrubbing and washing the potatoes.
    Scrub potatoes and leave skins on.
  • Cutting the potatoes into quarters.
    Quarter potatoes.
  • Adding garlic to the salted water.
    Put potatoes, chopped garlic, salt, and enough water to cover potatoes in pot with lid.
  • Draining cooked potatoes.
    Cook until potatoes are soft. Drain potatoes.
  • Adding butter and cream to the cooked potatoes.
    Put potatoes in a bowl. Add butter and cream to potatoes.
  • Mashing the cooked potatoes.
    Mash with a potato masher until potatoes are your desired consistency. Add additional salt and pepper to taste if needed.