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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 249871
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016

"These were good, but too garlicky (and that's coming from garlic lovers!). We might make them again with some modifications."

Kartay User ID: 8650061 239416
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

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

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 236838
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!"

hiway1550 User ID: 7257941 32734
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"very tasty and creamy texture"

esjones8611 User ID: 5506044 70505
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 :)"

kdc-perez07 User ID: 2121276 51404
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Best recipe ever! These were soooo good."

Jazmine1142 User ID: 5387161 25330
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"These turned out great! We made them for our Christmas dinner and it went wonderfully with the ham. We didn't put quite 15 garlic cloves (closer to 10) but you could still taste the flavor."

stacycmeade User ID: 4709757 69139
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"Very good and especially easy. I loved the garlic cooking directly with the potatoes in the pot. I used red skin potatoes, kept the skins on and added parsley for color. I great hit!"

jenluv37 User ID: 3627926 51403
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"These came out perfect!"

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