Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes make the perfect side dish to any meal. Potatoes, garlic, cream cheese, and butter. Creamy, fluffy, and totally yummy!

We are meat and potato eaters at my house. We like potatoes. Baked, mashed, creamed, roasted, and in casseroles, but these Garlic Mashed Potatoes place first on our list of favorites.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes are true comfort food all the way. My secret to cooking these potatoes is throwing the garlic into the water with the potatoes. They both boil together, making the garlic soft and mashable. The potatoes are infused with the garlic flavor as they cook together.

These are my all-time favorite potatoes. They are so simple, but they yield a huge taste. The garlic adds flavor, and the cream cheese and butter adds the creaminess. You are going to love just how easy these are to make.

My ingredients are simple: potatoes, garlic, cream cheese, butter, and milk. I don’t go overboard with the ingredients because I like to keep it simple. The options are endless. 

What Can I Serve With Garlic Mashed Potatoes?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes seem to go with just about anything. They are great with Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs.

I have even served them with Classic Chicken Fried Steak and Creamy Baked Pork Chops. 

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How To Make Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

Russet Potatoes
4 cloves garlic
cream cheese
 butter
milk

 

Instructions for Making the Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Wash and peel about 3-4 pounds russet potatoes. Cut them into 1″ pieces.

For the garlic: Smash, Peel, and Cut 4 garlic cloves in half.

Place potatoes and garlic in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain water and return back to the pot.

Mash potatoes. Add cream cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Feel free to use your hand mixer.

If potatoes are too thick, add milk until you reach desired consistency. If you like thicker potatoes- add less or if you like thin potatoes-add more. Stir well—salt and pepper to taste.

That’s it! Now you can turn plain ole mashed potatoes into something special for any weeknight meal. Enjoy!

For more side dish options, try:

Southern Fried Cabbage and Onion

Hashbrown Casserole

Easy Baked Mac & Cheese

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Gina Abernathy
Garlic Mashed Potatoes make the perfect side dish to any meal. Potatoes, garlic, cream cheese, and butter. Creamy, fluffy, and totally yummy!
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 pounds Russet Potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • milk

Instructions
 

  • Wash and peel about 3-4 pounds russet potatoes. Cut them into 1" pieces.
  • For the garlic: Smash, Peel, and Cut 4 garlic cloves in half.
  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain water and return back to the pot.
  • Mash potatoes. Add cream cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Feel free to use your hand mixer.
  • If potatoes are too thick, add milk until you reach desired consistency. If you like thicker potatoes- add less or if you like thin potatoes-add more. Stir well—salt and pepper to taste.
Keyword Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

6 Comments

  1. This sounds so good and seems quick and easy! I’ve never tried making mashed potatoes with cream cheese. Can’t wait to try!

  2. My family loves garlic mashed potatoes. I would never have thought to be cream cheese in them! I will have to give that a try next time I make them.

  3. Sounds delicious and perfect! the recipe and the instruction seems easy to do it, probably gonna try to make it one for my mom since she loves it.

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