Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Rev BJ Friley


This is a diabetic recipe with garlic.

Make Ahead Tip - If desired, return mashed potato mixture to slow cooker; keep warm on low or warm setting for up to 2 hours. If mixture has thickened, stir in some of the reserve cooking juices to reach desired consistency.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 3 lb
    russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 clove
    garlic, halved
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2 can(s)
    (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c
    fat-free milk
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    snipped fresh chives

  • ·
    whole fresh chives

How to Make Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes


  1. In a 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker - Combine potatoes, garlic and bay leaf
  2. Pour broth over all in cooker
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours
  4. Drain potatoes in a colander over a bowl to catch the cooking juices
  5. Remove and discard bay leaf
  6. Return potatoes to slow cooker
  7. With a potato smasher - Mash to desired consistency
  8. In a small saucepan - Heat milk and butter until steaming and butter is almost melted
  9. Add milk mixture, white pepper, salt and enough of the reserved cooking juices to the potato mixture to reach desired consistency
  10. Stir in snipped chives
  11. Reserve remaining cooking juices
  12. If desired, garnish individual servings with whole chives

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About Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic

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