Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, but you can take them up a notch with garlic and black pepper. Serve them at your next holiday!

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Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 3 pounds Idaho Potato
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cloves Garlics, minced


  1. Wash and peel  potatoes. Dice them into 1" squares. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Place on the stove on high heat for 20-25 minutes, until potatoes break apart when pierced with a fork.
  3. Heat the serving bowl you plan to use by placing it in the oven (if oven safe) or in a sink full of very hot water.
  4. Strain the water away from the potatoes and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with the Smood potato masher until all potatoes have been broken down fairly well.
  5. Add cream, three tablespoons of butter, minced garlic, kosher salt, and fresh cracked black pepper. Stir or mash further with Smood until the potatoes reach the desired consistency.
  6. Spoon potatoes into the serving dish, taking care to dry it beforehand if heated in hot water. Press the spoon into the top of the potatoes and drop a couple more tablespoons of fresh butter on top of the potatoes.
  7. Serve immediately.
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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 110
Calories 398

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrate 61g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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