Sweeten mashed potatoes with butternut squash and enrich with garlic, butter, and half-and-half. Make this simple side ahead, then reheat when ready to serve.
In a large pot, combine potatoes and squash; cover with salted water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes and squash are easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, about 20 minutes.
Drain in a large colander; return potatoes and squash to the pot. Stir over medium heat until dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add half-and-half; bring to a simmer. Pour over potatoes and squash; season generously with salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.