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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yield Makes 8 servings
Get the creamiest garlic mashed potatoes by adding half-and-half and butter, and beating with an electric mixer. And fresh garlic cloves are the key to great flavor.

Ingredients

  • 8 baking potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

How to Make It

  1. Bring potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven or stockpot; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain.

  2. Beat potatoes, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, butter, half-and-half, garlic cloves, and white pepper at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in parsley.

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