Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Recipe

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If you'd like a new twist on mashed potatoes, try this recipe from Jennifer Adams of Plymouth, Massachusetts. She adds garlic to the potatoes and then places a cruet of olive oil on the table for guests to drizzle on the potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2/3 cup) equals 130 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 298 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Place the potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes and garlic. Beat in the salt, pepper and enough reserved cooking liquid to achieve a creamy consistency. Drizzle with oil. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Country Woman March/April 2006, p40

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"Better than a Columbia Gorge restaurant we ate at yesterday:)"

Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"We love these potatoes because they taste great, plus they are low in fat - made without milk or butter!"

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