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Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Updated on July 16, 2012
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This flavorful mashed potato dish is the perfect side dish for your meat, poultry, or pork dish. Garlic mashed potatoes are easy to make, and this recipe can be completed from start to finish in about 30 minutes!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs. Yukon gold, russet, or other baking potatoes; peeled and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves; peeled
  • approximately 5 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • margarine or butter (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, boil enough water to cover the potatoes, garlic cloves, and salt.
  2. Cook the potatoes, garlic, and salt in the boiling water for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Remove from heat, and drain.
  4. Beat the potatoes and garlic with an electric mixer set on low speed, or mash with a potato masher.
  5. Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Slowly beat in enough milk to make the mashed potatoes your desired fluffiness.
  7. Enjoy! Serve with butter or margarine if desired. Feel free to try some of my other easy side dish recipes listed below. Working all day is hard, putting an edible meal on the table shouldn't be!

4.8 stars from 6 ratings of this Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe


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      hus 96 

      7 years ago

      Looks good!!

    • ForkArtJunkie profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      That looks good! :)

    • quuenieproac profile image


      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Looks good!. I love mashed potatoes. Thanks.

    • Duce Arendell profile image

      Duce Arendell 

      7 years ago

      As wonderful as the garlic mashed potatoes sound, I still havn't got around to trying them. I did make the Cajun Deep Fried Turkey with your recipe above, and I am speechless! That thing was incredible. I served it for Thanksgiving, and it cooked much faster than it would have if I roasted it in the oven.

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      7 years ago from Apollo PA

      If you bake the galic and puree it before adding to potatoes makes good mashed

      as well as sourcream and fresh chives

    • wytegarillaz profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      Yum looks nice! Love garlic prawns as well.Found you in answers !


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