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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These super simple Garlic Mashed Potatoes are easy to make yet packed with flavor. With just five ingredients, you'll have a side dish ready to complement any protein. Everyone is sure to come back for seconds!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Garnish and Glaze


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces (peel if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • Place potatoes and salt in a large pot and fill with tap water until an inch above the potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook until they fall apart when poked with a fork (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander and leave them sitting.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in the pan over medium-high heat and then add the garlic, cooking for about 30-60 seconds. Slowly stir in the cream and then bring to a simmer. Remove pan from heat.
  • Carefully add the cooked potatoes back to the pan with the cream. Mash the the potatoes until smooth and combined with the cream mixture.
  • Garnish with fresh cracked pepper and serve.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1795mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg