Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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I love both mashed potatoes and garlic, so this seemed like the perfect recipe for me. People say these potatoes rival varieties some restaurants are now serving.—Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 167 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid. Mash potato mixture. Add the oil, salt, pepper and reserved liquid; stir until smooth. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p41

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mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 10386
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014 Edited Apr. 10, 2014

"Fellowship members scarfed this. After prep I heated them in a sprayed crockpot.Instead of the olive oil, put in a stick of salted butter. Tastes MUCH BETTER. Perhaps add Himalayan salt instead of sea salt."

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