Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These are the BEST Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The cream cheese, milk, and butter mixed in make these potatoes so smooth and creamy. You’ll want to make These Easy garlic mashed potatoes as a side dish for every meal after trying this recipe!

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Homemade 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.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE garlic. Everything tastes better with garlic! And this is definitely the case with mashed potatoes. They’re so savory and flavorful, you would have no idea how simple the ingredients are just by tasting them. But the garlic is just the perfect hint – the flavor isn’t overwhelming by any means. If you love Mashed Potatoes, you will definitely want to give these a try. 🙂

 

How to Make Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

These mashed potatoes don’t take long at all to make! Letting the potatoes boil is the most time consuming step of the recipe! All you have to do is:

  1. Place potatoes, salt and garlic in a large pot and fill with water making sure the water covers the potatoes.
  2. Bring to a simmer, and let the potatoes simmer for about 18-20 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Drain the potatoes and mash (if you don’t have a potato masher, you can mash with a large fork, or just slice through the potato pieces with a butter knife until they are mostly broken up).
  4. Add cream cheese, milk and butter and mix with a mixer until it’s the consistency you want it. We like ours to be really smooth and creamy, but if you like more of a chunky texture, don’t mix as much.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste, and ENJOY!

Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Don’t they look so creamy and delicious?!

I’m a huge potato 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!!

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Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

5 from 1 vote

These are the BEST Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The cream cheese, milk, and butter mixed in make these potatoes so smooth and creamy. You'll want to make garlic mashed potatoes as a side dish for every meal after trying this recipe!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 174 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  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. ENJOY!

If you like these mashed potatoes, you might also like these Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes!

ENJOY!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. Hi Kristyn! I’d like 2 say that ur garlic mashed potatoes were super good. We’re babysitting r grand boys 4 a few days and decided that I would make these with a crock pot roast, veggies and rolls. This was such a big hit. I LOVE any thing garlic-y so I added more (garlic powder) when I mixed the butter, milk, and cream cheese. I had posted ur recipe onto my Pinterest board 4 easy reference whenever I want 2 make this again. Thanks so much 4 sharing a wonderful dish.