Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
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These simple garlic mashed potatoes are made with lots of garlic, milk, and butter. Use a lower fat milk to cut calories a bit, or use half-and-half for a richer mash. 

What You'll Need

  • 7 cups peeled and cubed baking potatoes, such as Russets
  • 6 cloves​ garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk, low-fat, regular, or​ half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or more if you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper​

How to Make It

  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with water and then bring to a boil over high heat. ​​Reduce heat.
  2. Simmer 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
  3. Place drained potatoes and garlic in a large mixing bowl.*
  4. Add remaining ingredients; mash or beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

*If you have a potato ricer, put the potatoes through it as you add them to the mixing bowl. This makes the mashed potatoes much smoother.