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Garlic mashed potatoes in a bowl with a spoon.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy rich and indulgent, these garlic mashed potatoes are one delicious side dish. Simple to make with a few basic ingredients, they come together in minutes and are the perfect accompaniment to all of your favorite meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy garlic mashed potatoes, garlic mash, how to make garlic mash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 336kcal
Author Tanya


  • 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chives for serving


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into large chunks. Then place them in a large pot. Cover the potatoes with water and boil for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and you can easily pierce them with a fork.
  • While the potatoes are boiling, heat the heavy cream, garlic cloves, and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the potatoes are done boiling, drain them and then add them into the heavy cream mixture. Make sure to remove the pot from the heat. Mash the potatoes until you reach the desired consistency and then stir until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with chives if desired.


  • Cut the potatoes into similar sized chunks so that they cook evenly. They should be fork tender so that they are easy to mash.
  • If you want even fluffier mash, use a potato ricer instead of a hand masher.
  • Don't over mash the potatoes. Over mashing can cause them to become thick and gluey.
  • If making ahead of time, let them cool before refrigerating.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 794IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg