Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

My garlic mashed potatoes are comfort in a bowl. garlic infused mashed potatoes. smooth and delicious.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Nothing says comfort like a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes! Especially when it’s paired with beef stew or roasted chicken. My garlic mashed potatoes are comfort in a bowl. Garlic infused mashed potatoes made with butter, cream and a variety of cheese. These are the perfect Thanksgiving side.

garlic mashed potatoes

What you’ll need to make Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Potatoes- I love to use red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
  • Garlic- garlic cloves or garlic paste. I like to boil garlic with the potatoes then mash them together.
  • Heavy Cream- you can also use half and half or whole milk.
  • Sour Cream- adds a velvety creaminess.
  • Cheese- shredded or grated, parmesan cheese and Italian mix cheese is optional.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Butter- unsalted. that way you can control the salt.

How to make Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Wash and skin potatoes to your preference. I like to leave the skin on. Fill a large pot with cool water (this ensures the potatoes boil evenly). And add the potatoes and 2 garlic cloves. Boil the potatoes over high heat. until fork tender. Drain then add butter and heavy creamy. Mash the potatoes until smooth.

Personally I love a rough mashed potato. Meaning skin is still on and there are a few chunks of potato. If you prefer a smoother mashed potato, use a ricer or food mill.

Tips To Make The Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • use room temperature butter to melt mix smoothly into the potatoes.
  • Boil garlic cloves with the potatoes for a rich garlic flavor. Alternatively, you can use a garlic paste.
  • pricking the potatoes with a fork helps them cook through.
  • add cold water to the pot to ensure the potatoes cook through evenly.

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Easy 20-minute Chili Garlic Ramen
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Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich

If you try these Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes please be sure to leave a comment, and or tag me on Instagram @cookwithci. I would love to see your recreations and hear your thoughts.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Nothing says comfort like a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • potato masher or ricer or food mill


  • 4-6 Red Potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Clean and peel potatoes. Leave the skin on if desired. Use a fork to poke a few holes throughout the potatoes.
  • In a large pot of cold water, season with salt and bring potatoes and garlic cloves to a boil over high heat. Cook until fork tender, then drain the potatoes.
  • To the pot, add butter, heavy cream or whole milk and sour cream to the potatoes and mash over low heat. Add more heavy cream if needed.
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning. Adjust according to taste. Add in parmesan and mix well.
  • Top with butter and serve warm. Enjoy!
Keyword Holiday Recipes, Mashed Potatoes, Potatoes, Side Dish

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