Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These are classic mashed potatoes, brightened up with a substantial amount of garlic. Feel free to adjust the garlic to taste, and to deepen the flavor, try roasting the cloves before mixing them in with the potatoes. (For everything you need to know to make perfect potatoes, visit our potato guide.)


  • 3pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled
  • 6cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾cup hot milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Nutritional Information
      • Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

        299 calories; 12 grams fat; 7 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 3 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 42 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams dietary fiber; 3 grams sugars; 5 grams protein; 33 milligrams cholesterol; 416 milligrams sodium

    Note: The information shown is’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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  1. Cut the potatoes into uniform two-inch chunks and place in a heavy saucepan along with the garlic. Cover with water, bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and garlic and mash the potatoes and garlic together. Stir in the hot milk, season to taste with salt and pepper and add the butter (less if desired) or oil. Serve at once.

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