Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sides · June 8, 2018

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!

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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. 🙂

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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

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
Keyword Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Potassium 791mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 33.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

ENJOY!

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    Yum! These look delicious! Mashed potatoes are my favorite side ever!

    gina

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

    jen @ Tatertots & Jello

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

    xoxo

    Desiree @ The36thAvenue

    I love garlic… and I love potatoes. I must try this recipe!

    Ann Harrison

    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!

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you SO much, Ann!! Hope you can come back again. 🙂

    Melissa

    I **love** mashed potatoes! Your recipe sounds yummy!

      Lil' Luna

      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!

    Gina

    Oh my- how I love garlic mashed potatoes. It’s my hubs specialty 🙂 Now I’m craving them.

      Lil' Luna

      Does your hubby make a similar recipe? PS – I’m craving them too!!

    Chelsea

    Yum! I have never thought to add cream cheese to mashed potatoes! I think I may have just found our recipe for Thanksgiving!

      Lil' Luna

      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. 🙂

    Crystal

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

      Lil' Luna

      We had never had them until last year, but they are now a favorite – so good! ;D

    Amy Huntley

    Mmm…Those look so good!!

    Jennifer

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

    Doreen

    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! 🙂

    Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends

    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! http://returntothetable.net/recipes/the-perfect-thanksgiving-menu/

    Brianne

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

    Phelicia

    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.

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, thank you Phelicia!! I love garlic too!! Thank you for trying them!!

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