Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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.

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.

Chef Vagn Nielsen,

Proof of the Pudding, Atlanta, Georgia,

Southern Living

November 2002