Creamy Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes are packed full of flavor. They are a perfectly savory side dish to any meal!!
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes are the perfect side to your holiday ham, turkey, or really any meal! Green Bean Casserole is another fav side that pairs perfectly with these mouth-watering potatoes!
My delicious addiction
Why do potatoes have to be so stinkin’ delicious?!
When making a nice meal for our family (like Sunday dinner, special occasion, or 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, but red potatoes are so good mashed, I may never go back!! 😉
You can adjust the ingredients to match your taste buds, but we thought they were delicious 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 Garlic Mashed Potatoes as much as we do.
How to Make mashed Red Potatoes
COOK POTATOES. 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 them back in a pot.
SEASON. Add butter, half and half, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend with a hand mixer until it’s the consistency you like.
SERVE. Stir in cheese and top with fresh parsley. ENJOY!
make it in the slow cooker
It’s very simple. Just follow these directions to make them in the crock pot:
- Cut the potatoes into small cubes, about 1 inch.
- Add in your seasonings, and enough liquid to cover the potatoes to cook for 4-5 hours on high.
- After the potatoes are nice and fork tender, drain excess liquid.
- Turn the pot to warm and add in the warmed dairy.
- Once everything is added, mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
Potatoes. Follow these tips for the perfect consistency:
- No need to peel red skin potatoes, just make sure to scrub the skins clean. Also, cut out any browned spots that you find.
- Cut the potatoes the same size, and not too small.
- Over mixing the potatoes will cause them to become gluey.
Dairy. For substitutions, and creamy perfection:
- Add in sour cream or cream cheese to give it a creamier texture.
- Half and Half substitute: If you have heavy cream, mix ¾ milk and ¼ c heavy cream. Whole milk is not quite as creamy as half and half but can be used in a pinch.
- To get the desired consistency, don’t add the dairy all at once. Allow the potatoes to soak up some of the liquid before adding more.
Too much garlic. If the potatoes are too garlicky for your liking:
- Make another batch of plain potatoes to mix with the overly garlic potatoes
- Add a splash of lemon or lime juice to help neutralize garlic
- Add extra cream: milk or sour cream
These Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes are delightful as is, but any of these ingredients would be a welcome addition:
- herbs: chopped chives/green onions, parsley
- Mashed Potato Gravy
- Chicken Gravy
- cooked crumbled bacon
- sautéed mushrooms
- dash of smoked paprika
- sprinkle with cheddar cheese
Make ahead of time. Make ahead and store covered in the fridge. Heat before serving. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.
FREEZE. Since the potatoes are fully cooked, they can be frozen. I like to freeze them in individual portions.
- Use an ice cream scoop and place each mound of potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place them in the freezer. Once solid, transfer the solid potato balls to a fold-top sandwich bag.
- Store the bags together in a freezer-safe container.
To reheat. Place in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes, or until hot.
For more red potato recipes, check out:
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole
- Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes
- Parmesan Potatoes
- Potato Au Gratin
- Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes Recipe
- 8 medium red potatoes quartered
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 4 tbsp butter
- ¾ – 1 cup half and half warmed
- 1 – 2 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes) with parsley flakes
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- 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 them back in a pot.
- Add butter, half and half, garlic salt, and pepper. Blend with a hand mixer until it's the consistency you like.
- Stir in cheese and top with fresh parsley. ENJOY!
Thank you so much for posting this delicious recipe! My family devoured them and have requested these almost every day.
Woohoo! Love that! Thank you for letting me know. I am glad to share 🙂
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! 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad you found the right recipe! These ones are yummy. 🙂
Recipes look good I think I’m going to try a couple of them I will let you know how I make out take care bye
Thanks! We’d love to hear your feedback on the potatoes. Hope you enjoy them!
We make these often! Creamy & so tasty!! Using red potatoes have become a favorite!
I actually think mashed potatoes made with red potatoes are really good. Never have tried them but thought they were very tasty.
I made these last night and they were incredible. The only thing I am upset about is we don’t have any leftovers! My kids ate so much!
Oh yum, I LOVE these! I feel like the peels make all the difference. These are a must try for everyone!
thank you so much for this recipe! I love red potatoes and I love mashed potatoes
A bit of a Different texture than regular mashed potatoes, but that was expected. They are very delicious and I loved the garlic flavor in them.