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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A plate of food with rice, with Garlic and Potato
Creamy, rich, and easy these simple, homemade garlic mashed potatoes are a hearty, delicious classic side dish for any meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes scrubbed
  • 3 whole cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cubed and at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese divided into ¾ cup and ¼ cup
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground pepper optional

Instructions
 

  • Scrub the outside of the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into big even sized chunks, about 1 inch. (You can peel them if you prefer). Place the potatoes into a large stock pot along with enough cold water to cover completely up to about 1 inch above the potatoes.
  • Add the two cloves of garlic into the water and then heavily salt the water, up to about 1 tablespoon.
  • Over high heat bring the potatoes to a boil and then reduce the heat to continue a steady boil and cook the potatoes 10-15 minutes or until you can easily insert a knife or fork into the potato.
  • Carefully drain the water off of the potatoes. Place the potatoes back into the hot stock pot and give a little shake.
  • While the potatoes are boiling in a small saucepan melt the butter and add the milk, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Over low heat warm the mixture.
  • Mash the potatoes to your desired consistency and using your favorite mashing method. If you like the potatoes smooth use a finer potato masher or a mixer. For a chunkier mash use a bigger potato masher. Just be careful to not overmix or the potatoes will be like glue.
  • Add the cream cheese cubes and ¾ cup parmesan cheese and gently stir into the potatoes just until mixed in.
  • Pour in the butter and milk mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Place into the serving bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a small dish and add the garlic powder. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the potatoes.
  • Add fresh ground pepper for garnish over the top.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with ¼ cup parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Sodium: 807mgCalcium: 153mgVitamin C: 13mgVitamin A: 399IUSugar: 2gFiber: 3gPotassium: 671mgCholesterol: 34mgCalories: 232kcalSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 12gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 25gIron: 3mg