Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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In her Auburn, Kansas kitchen, Myra Innes cooks these rich, creamy mashed potatoes frequently. Garlic cloves are boiled and then mashed right along with the potatoes to give them extraordinary flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 15 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 311 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Place the potatoes, garlic and 1 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer potato mixture to a large bowl; mash. Add the butter, cream and remaining salt; beat until smooth. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p57

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Very good and easy to make. Had all ingredients on hand. Everyone liked them. Will make again."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"I've used seasoned salt in place of the regular salt and sometimes used Himalayan salt. The results are very tasty!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"very tasty and creamy texture"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"This was actually my first experience making mashed potatoes, and I didn't want to start out making a mediocre dish. These were perfect. All of my friends loved them! This will now be my go to potato recipe :)"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Best recipe ever! These were soooo good."

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