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bowl of garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

What could make Mashed Potatoes even better? GARLIC! Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so buttery, creamy, and more importantly garlicky.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic mashed potatoes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 307kcal


  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes or Idaho Russets are fine, too
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced and divided in half
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Optional Garlic Butter Topping

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 clove garlic thinly sliced
  • freshly cracked black pepper as garnish, optional


  • Peel potatoes and cut into evenly sized 1-inch chunks. Place into large pot and cover with cold water. Salt water and cover. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
    adding water to cut potatoes in pot
  • While potatoes are boiling, heat butter in small skillet with deep sides over medium heat. Fry half the garlic in the butter until fragrant, about 20-30 seconds. Immediately remove from heat and pour in milk and remaining garlic. Place back on stove and keep warm over low heat. Keep this mixture warm over low heat (without boiling or simmering).
    pouring milk into butter and garlic
  • Drain potatoes and place back into hot pot to dry out 2 minutes.
    boiled potatoes in collander
  • Pour milk, butter and garlic mixture into potatoes and mash.
    pouring butter, milk and garlic into poatoes
  • Add in cream cheese, salt and pepper, to taste.
    mashed potatoes in pot
  • Spoon into serving bowl and serve warm.
    bowl of garlic mashed potatoes

Optional Garlic Butter Topping

  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium low heat. Add in thinly sliced garlic and fry until lightly golden brown. Remove from heat and spoon over mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with pepper and serve hot.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg