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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The garlic mashed potatoes recipe is something you have to try. You probably have wondered several times what would happen if you mix a bunch of ingredients with the potatoes? The answer is not that clear; sometimes the result is good and other times it can turn into a disaster. After cooking the dish you are going to see that keeping it simple can actually lead to a savory meal.

The preparation stage is nothing to worry about, as you only need about 7 minutes to have it prepared for the saucepan. Once the cooking starts, you are going to require around 40 minutes for it to be ready. The garlic mashed potatoes recipe is ideal for a family dinner; of course it can also work as a side dish in a multiple course meal.

Preparation Time: 7 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

garlic mashed potatoes


  • 4 large potatoes or 6 medium (Russet or Yukon gold varieties are preferred)
  • 3 tbsp regular butter (or natural butter spread)
  • 10 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • salt (to taste)


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in quarters. Put the potatoes in a pot or deep saucepan with water and add salt to taste.

  2. Boil the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until tender.

  3. While the potatoes are getting cooked place the crushed cloves of garlic and the cup of half and half in a medium saucepan.

  4. Heat the saucepan until it starts simmering.

  5. At the moment it simmers take the saucepan from the heat and put it aside.

  6. When 35 minutes have passed; check the potatoes with a fork to make sure they are soft. If they are not tender wait 5 more minutes.

  7. Now that you know the potatoes are soft; drain the water from pot.

  8. Add the 3 tablespoons of butter and the garlic mixture to the pot.

  9. Use a potato masher or a big fork to mash the potatoes with the mix.

  10. Mash the potatoes until the desired consistency is obtained. The goal is to make sure that the potatoes are as creamy as they can be.

  11. Add some extra salt to taste if you think is necessary.

The list of ingredients necessary for this recipe is very short. As you have noticed the Russet or Yukon gold potatoes are preferred for the creation of the dish. They are way softer than other types making them ideal for the mashing process. 

The chopped garlic cloves when mixed with the potatoes provide a unique flavor that will make you prepare it on more occasions. If you don't have garlic cloves, you can use instead about 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for each potato. As you have seen, this recipe cannot be easier plus it is quite appetizing.

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