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Garlic-Herb Mashed Potatoes

Our family loves these creamy and comforting potatoes. Garlic and other herbs make them so mouthwatering, I serve them just plain-no gravy is needed. For an extra-buttery taste, I'd suggest using Yukon Gold potatoes.—Suzi Bonnett, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Peel potatoes if desired and cut into cubes. Place in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute garlic in 2 tablespoons butter for 1 minute or until tender. Add the remaining butter; heat until melted.
  • Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add the garlic mixture, cream, parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper; mash until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 306 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • LadyNouvelleCuisine
    Jan 14, 2014

    My family loved this recipe! I substituted 1% milk for the heavy whipping cream, which was not as creamy but still tasted great.

  • Classicrock
    Aug 16, 2009

    These potatoes are good! I use only half the cream at first when mashing, then add more as needed (one cup would have yielded soupy results). Then I save what's left of the cream to use to thin leftovers before microwaving. -Lori in WI.

  • pissed
    Oct 25, 2008