Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Almost everyone has their way of making mashed potatoes. Some choose to go with peeled or unpeeled potatoes. Some choose to add milk, cream, butter, cheese…and the list could go on and on.  Well today I’m going to give you my way of making mashed potatoes. Before discovering this recipe we use to just add milk and butter to our potatoes. That is basically the most common way to make them, but I think this tastes much better. The secret to these great potatoes is adding fresh garlic to the potatoes while boiling them. Then during the mashing process we are adding a few ingredients such as milk, butter, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. If you’re in need of a quick and tasty mashed potatoes recipe for a side dish tonight, you’ve come across the perfect recipe. Enjoy.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 7 cups peeled potatoes (cubed)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced if you want)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1.  Peel potatoes and then cut them into cubes. Peel garlic (mince if you wish) and place potatoes and garlic in a large sauce pan. Add water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place the drained potatoes and garlic in a mixing bowl. Add milk, butter, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and beat with a mixer until smooth.

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8 Responses to “Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe”

  1. Judy — March 31, 2008 @ 10:59 am

    Hi, I totally agree about garlic in mashed potatoes, I use roasted heads of garlic, the garlic is mellow and yummy!

  2. rafting in chile — March 31, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

    Those mashed potatoes sound awesome, my wife is pregnant and that’s all she’ll eat. Thanks for the recipe

  3. Bobby — April 1, 2008 @ 6:04 pm

    Judy, thanks for the comment. I don’t think I could go without having garlic in my mashed potatoes now 🙂 sooo good.

    rafting in chile- no problem. Many more great recipes to come.

  4. zrinka_cro — June 23, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

    Hey, thank you for this recipe…i will try it for sure. :))

  5. Bobby — June 23, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    zrinka_cro – Great, let me know how it turns out!

  6. dollface — November 18, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

    I’ve tried your recipe, its turn out nice & smooth..Very delicious..My hubby love this..Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. Ernst — July 19, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

    I am a total cooking retard, but your website is helping me a lot, so thanks!

    Now.. what’s the green stuff on the finished picture?


  8. Bobby — July 19, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    Ernst – That is dried parsley.

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