Final shot of the garlic mashed potatoes in a bowl, with butter and parsley.
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

A quick, simple garlic mashed potatoes recipe loaded with butter, garlic, and rich heavy cream. It's the perfect, comforting side dish for any entree. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic mashed potatoes, potato recipes, garlic potatoes, potato sides, madhed potatoes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen


  • 3 Lbs Russet Potatoes (peeled, cubed)
  • 6 Large Garlic Cloves (peeled, chopped)
  • 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley (garnish)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Fill a large stockpot with water and season generously with salt.
  • Wash potatoes and remove any dirt and debris. Peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes and roughly chop garlic.
  • Place the potatoes and garlic into the pot of water and bring to a boil.
  • While the potatoes cook, place the butter and cream into a small saucepan over low heat. Continue heating until butter melts, stir cream and butter together. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • When potatoes are fork-tender, drain all the water reserving 1 cup.
  • Use a hand mixer or potato masher to mix the potatoes and cream mixture. Add the reserved water if the potatoes are too dry or not creamy enough. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley (or extra butter) and serve.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the listed ingredients and a serving size of 1/2-cup to 3/4-cup. Additionally, the calorie count does not include the extra butter shown as a garnish in the first and last photos. Actual calories will vary. The mashed potatoes can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to three (3) days.


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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