These Garlic Mashed Potatoes start with red potatoes and 2 cloves of garlic and are then cooked together. Simple ingredients, such as milk, butter, and seasonings, are all that's added to make this side dish a standout.
2 pounds cubed peeled red potatoes
2 garlic cloves, halved
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
How to Make It
Place potatoes and garlic in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain. Return potato mixture to pan. Add milk, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, and black pepper; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
Pretty easy and tasty. However, it was much easier to use crushed or minced garlic. I actually left the potato peel in, I love it that way. However, that's just my preference. I needed to add a little more milk and butter to get it as creamy as I like, so that added to the calorie and fat count. Overall, I liked it though.