Rating: 3.19 stars
668 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 115
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 264
  • 2 star values: 136
  • 1 star values: 41

This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel potatoes and quarter lengthwise; cut crosswise 1/2 inch thick. In a 5-quart saucepan, combine potatoes and garlic cloves; cover with water (about 8 cups) by 1 inch. Add 1 tablespoon salt.

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  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Drain; return garlic and potatoes to pan. Stir over medium-high heat until dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil; pour over potatoes. Add butter and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mash until smooth and creamy.

Cook's Notes

To make ahead (up to two hours), complete garlic mashed potatoes recipe, then top with a thin layer of milk. Cover; set aside in a warm place. Stir to combine when ready to serve garlic mashed potatoes.

Reviews (19)

668 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 115
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 264
  • 2 star values: 136
  • 1 star values: 41
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2018
This is my go-to recipe for garlic mashed potatoes! I follow it every single time and my whole family loves it. I thought it would be too garlicky at first but it's perfect! I didn't read the other reviews but I can't believe it only has three stars. I follow it to the T and, like I said, it is perfect! Thanks Sarah :)
Rating: Unrated
07/04/2017
Very good, was able to prepare ahead of time. The taste was great!
Rating: Unrated
01/15/2017
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
I halved the recipe but otherwise followed it to the letter even though a few of the instructions seemed odd to me. The texture turned out perfectly without being stringy, clumpy or sticky and took less time to cook than it says here. I will say as someone who really enjoys garlic and spicy things that I was slightly disappointed by how mild this recipe is. However there is still a great garlic flavor to the potatoes and the garlic cloves really add to the dish. Still, good enough to make again.
Rating: Unrated
07/05/2014
Good mashed potato ever i have tried. Thanks for share this. I am foodie and love to cook and eat always when i get time after office and kids. Thanks again for this mashed potato recipe.
Rating: Unrated
06/04/2013
hi . friends . Firstly I want to thank you because you have made really appreciable site for us . this site is so helpful for our sisters , wives and mothers . D.M.P. Ploter, Office jet Head,S.M.P.S. ,Desk Jet
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Rating: Unrated
06/04/2013
hi . friends . Firstly I want to thank you because you have made really appreciable site for us . this site is so helpful for our sisters , wives and mothers . D.M.P. Ploter, Office jet Head,S.M.P.S. ,Desk Jet
Rating: Unrated
06/04/2013
hi . friends . Firstly I want to thank you because you have made really appreciable site for us . this site is so helpful for our sisters , wives and mothers . D.M.P. Ploter, Office jet Head,S.M.P.S. ,Desk Jet
Rating: Unrated
06/04/2013
hi . friends . Firstly I want to thank you because you have made really appreciable site for us . this site is so helpful for our sisters , wives and mothers . D.M.P. Ploter, Office jet Head,S.M.P.S. ,Desk Jet
Rating: Unrated
06/04/2013
hi . friends . Firstly I want to thank you because you have made really appreciable site for us . this site is so helpful for our sisters , wives and mothers . D.M.P. Ploter, Office jet Head,S.M.P.S. ,Desk Jet
Rating: Unrated
03/02/2013
The only mashed potatoes I make now. Enough garlic to taste garlicky, but not overwhelmingly so.
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2011
This is a fantastic recipe! Super easy and delicious! I doubled it, bought a 10 lb bag of potatoes and used all but 4. I only used 2 cups of milk as I was unsure if I had the correct amount of potatoes. They turned out perfect! I mixed them in a kitchen aid mixer and they came out perfectly smooth. I highly recommend this recipe!!
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2010
I made these the other night as a test run and they were delicious! My family devoured them I just know they will be a hit on THanksgiving Day!
Rating: Unrated
11/03/2010
This is sooooo good, definetly one of the best mashed potatoes i?Ǭ
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2008
I JUST LOVVVVVVVVE IT ITS THE BEST EVER I GAVE IT TO 30 PEOPLE AND THEY LOVED IT THEY WHANTED THE RECEPY.
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2008
Super yummy! I added some manchego cheese to it for a little Spanish kick, and then sprinkled a little paprika on top right before serving.
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11/21/2007
The garlic flavor in this is rather fetching. Added some cheddar and a bit more salt. I'll definitely use this again!
Rating: Unrated
11/09/2007
Mmmm, garlicky mashed potatoes. Also awesome with Boursin cheese in place of butter.....
Rating: Unrated
11/05/2007
Best mashed potatoes ever!