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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 202
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 5.4 g
  • carbohydrate 38.1 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 194 mg
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.