Garlic Mashed Potatoes

On Tuesday I shared my family’s recipe for Funeral Potatoes. As mentioned in that post, we always have these on Thanksgiving, but we still also have mashed potatoes. My mom had been making the same recipe for years but last year tried a new recipe from my friend Kara that she likes even better now. The recipe makes super creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes that the whole family loves. Best of all, it’s super easy, and I can’t wait to try it for this Thanksgiving.

If you love Mashed Potatoes, you will definitely want to give these a try. :)

Yummy and Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Don’t they look so creamy and delicious?!


Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 7-8 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2-3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3-4 TB milk
  • 2 TB butter
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  1. Place potatoes, salt and garlic in a large pot and fill with water making sure the potatoes are covered.
  2. Bring to a simmer, and let simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Drain potatoes and mash. Add cream cheese, milk and butter and mix with a mixer until it's the consistency you want it.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Delicious Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I’m a huge potatoes fan and love my mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving.

Not sure about you but I’m already drooling thinking of all the yummy food that will be at Thanksgiving. I also cannot wait to be able to relax and enjoy that time off with family – the best part!!

For more potato side dishes perfect for Thanksgiving be sure to check out:

Cheesy Potato Casserole aka Funeral Potatoes - a favorite side dish recipe on { }

Funeral Potatoes


Twice Baked Potatoes

Asparagus and Tater Toss - oh, YUM!! { }

Asparagus & Tater Toss

For all side Dishes go HERE, and for all Lil’ Luna recipes go HERE.


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  1. 1

    Yum! These look delicious! Mashed potatoes are my favorite side ever!
    Jamielyn@iheartnaptime recently posted..DIY Glitter Reindeer ArtMy Profile

  2. 2

    Ohhh Cream cheese?? I have never thought of that – how delicious!

  3. 3

    I’m a potato addict. I can’t get enough. Yum!!


  4. 4

    I love garlic… and I love potatoes. I must try this recipe!
    Desiree @ The36thAvenue recently posted..Pumpkin Blondies Recipe with Cinnamon ChipsMy Profile

  5. 5

    So happy to have followed from your Izea feature. (I couldn’t comment on Izea though, not sure why not.)

    Oh, these dishes look delicious. I’m sure the Asparagus & Tater Toss would be a hit with my family.

    Congratulations on your Izea feature Kristyn!
    Ann Harrison recently posted..Sprucing Up – #WordlessWednesdayMy Profile

  6. 7

    I **love** mashed potatoes! Your recipe sounds yummy!
    Melissa recently posted..Giveaway and Book Spotlight – Freezer I’ll Shoot by Victoria HamiltonMy Profile

    • 8

      SAME, Melissa!! I’m a potatoes kind of gal and this recipe is fab. Let me know if you ever try it out. Curious what you think. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

  7. 9

    Oh my- how I love garlic mashed potatoes. It’s my hubs specialty :) Now I’m craving them.
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  8. 11

    Yum! I have never thought to add cream cheese to mashed potatoes! I think I may have just found our recipe for Thanksgiving!
    Chelsea recently posted..“Be a Builder” YW in ExcellenceMy Profile

    • 12

      Neither had I Chelsea, but the cream cheese makes them super creamy and just so darn yummy. Let me know if you end up giving them a try. :)

  9. 13

    Garlic mashed potatoes are one of our family favorites. Love them!!

  10. 15

    Mmm…Those look so good!!
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  11. 16

    How do you make the gravy for the garlic mashed potatoes?

  12. 17

    Hi! Cream Cheese in mashed potatoes? Wow! I would definitely make this! Can you please share the recipe for the gravy too if you don’t mind? Thanks! :)

  13. 18

    This looks incredible, I love mashed potatoes! We included this recipe in our Feature Friday blog post today for The Perfect Thanksgiving Menu! I hope you can check it out!
    Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends recently posted..The Perfect Thanksgiving MenuMy Profile

  14. 19

    These look delicious! About how many people should this recipe serve? Thanks!

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