Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes - creamy, flavorful potatoes perfect as a side dish with any meal!

Why do potatoes have to be so stinkin’ delicious?! I admit I’m slightly addicted to the veggie and would love to have them in every recipe, but alas – they’re not that great for you so I try to limit them. Having said that, when making a nice meal for our family (like Sunday dinner or a special occasion or a holiday), potatoes HAVE to be included because everyone loves them. We have loads of go-to potato dishes, but we love trying out new ones like today’s recipe for Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes. We’ve been fans of red potatoes for a long time, so we were bound to try a mashed potato version. We usually use Russet potatoes for this, but red potatoes are so good mashed, I may never go back to Russet!! 😉

This recipe was very simple (like most of the recipes I post on here) and was so flavorful. You can obviously adjust the ingredients to match your taste buds but we thought they were perfect served with some chicken for dinner. Add some rolls and you have the perfect Sunday meal (perhaps with a few healthy items like fruit and carrots). 😉 Bottom line, we hope you like these as much as we did.

Mashed Red Potatoes

Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes

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Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
These Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes are creamy, flavorful potatoes perfect as a side dish with any meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 65 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 8 medium red potatoes quartered
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk warmed
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (can add more if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • fresh parsley (optional)


  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes (or until potatoes are tender).
  • Drain potatoes and place back in a pot. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper. Blend with hand mixer until it's the consistency you like. Stir in cheese and top with fresh parsley. ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

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. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe! My family devoured them and have requested these almost every day.

  2. 5 stars
    I absolutely love these potatoes! I feel like I have been searching forever for a great potato recipe and I’m so glad I have finally found it-thanks so much! 🙂