Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe


There’s no getting around it. Thanksgiving food is nothing without healthy doses of cream and butter.

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From the butter that crisps the roasting turkey skin to the fluffy whipped cream that tops pumpkin pie, all the food on your Thanksgiving table simply gets better with butter or cream, or both!

We’re here today to talk about mashed potatoes.

That essential Thanksgiving side dish. No matter your feelings on stuffing, green bean casserole, or sweet potato pie, there is no divisiveness to be found in mashed potatoes – except whether there’s ever enough of them to go around!

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Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle
Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, but you can take them up a notch with garlic and black pepper. Serve them at your next holiday!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 398.31 kcal


  • 3 Idaho Potato
  • 0.25 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 tbsp Butter plus more for garnish
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced


  • Wash and peel  potatoes. Dice them into 1″ squares. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Place on the stove on high heat for 20-25 minutes, until potatoes break apart when pierced with a fork.
  • Heat the serving bowl you plan to use by placing it in the oven (if oven safe) or in a sink full of very hot water.
  • Strain the water away from the potatoes and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with the Smood potato masher until all potatoes have been broken down fairly well.
  • Add cream, three tablespoons of butter, minced garlic, kosher salt, and fresh cracked black pepper. Stir or mash further with Smood until the potatoes reach the desired consistency.
  • Spoon potatoes into the serving dish, taking care to dry it beforehand if heated in hot water. Press the spoon into the top of the potatoes and drop a couple more tablespoons of fresh butter on top of the potatoes.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 398.31kcalCarbohydrates: 61.13gProtein: 7gFat: 13.75gSaturated Fat: 3.38gSodium: 5.63mgFiber: 3.75gSugar: 1.5g
Keyword American, Boiled, Mashed Potatoes, Potatoes, Southern, Vegetarian
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