Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Adding fresh garlic to the pot while boiling the potatoes for this side dish creates wonderful garlicky undertones without the sharp garlic bite. 


  • 1-1/2 pounds baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold), peeled and quartered
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter
  • Olive oil or butter to garnish


  1. Place the potatoes and the garlic cloves into a large pot and cover with water. Sprinkle in a few pinches of salt, cover the pot and bring mixture to a boil over high heat.
  2. Boil the potatoes for 25 minutes, carefully drain and place back into the pot.
  3. Add the butter, milk and oil to the potatoes and beat the mixture with a large fork or potato masher. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and then continue to mash until reaching desired consistency.
  4. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil or pat of butter.


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