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Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

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These easy to make mashed potatoes are very smooth and creamy. The garlic is boiled with the potatoes which embeds the garlic into the potatoes.

. Prep
10 min.
20 min.
Ready In
30 min.
8 servings
Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
Metric measurements


5large russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces, 3 1/4 pounds*
4large garlic clovesVideo peeled*
2tablespoons olive oil, extra-virginVideo
1x salt to taste*
1x black pepper freshly ground to taste*
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Place potatoes and garlic in a large pot, cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil.

Cover and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Drain, reserving cooking liquid.

Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot.

Add oil.

Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, adding 1/2 to 1 cup of the reserved liquid to make a creamy consistency.

Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer the mashed potatoes to a warmed serving bowl.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

4 stars - based on 1 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1

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about 5 years

This is a wonderful mashed garlicky potatoes recipe, the mashed potatoes are very smooth, with the mashed garlic, just perfect taste, and I also made the mushroom gravy, and it goes very well with these mashed potatoes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3g (0.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 28104% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
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