Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
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.


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.

Ratings & Reviews


December 25, 2016
All I have is minced garlic how much can I use to substitute

Good, basic

October 07, 2015
We tend to prefer russet potatoes for our garlic mash but I wanted to try the reds this time.  They seemed a bit stickier but they were very flavorful.

gkd1029's Review

November 02, 2014

steponme's Review

December 24, 2013
Simple, quick, tasty and goof proof mashed potatoes ;-)

chicoya's Review

June 13, 2013

smd1212's Review

May 05, 2013
Tasty, but needed more milk for creaminess. I also added a couple tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiana for a little extra - delicious! I also left the skins on my red potatoes, adds a nice texture.

Lorisings05's Review

February 23, 2013
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.

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

MissModel's Review

January 12, 2013

TheMomChef's Review

April 18, 2012
These potatoes had wonderful flavor and were so simple to make. Definitely a keeper. Read my full review at: