Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, warm
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into 9 pats
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Place the potatoes and garlic in a large sauce pan. Cover with 1 to 2 inches cold water and season generously with salt. The water should taste like the sea. TASTE IT! If the water is under seasoned at this point it will be hard to have a well seasoned end product. Bring the pot of water to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and garlic well and pass through a food-mill or ricer. DO NOT use a food processor or blender. It will result in a very sticky and rubbery end product.

While passing the potatoes, bring the heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Once the cream has come to a boil remove from the heat.

While the potatoes are still hot add 1/3 of the cream and butter and stir vigorously into the potatoes. Repeat this process 2 more times until all of the cream and butter has incorporated. Taste the potatoes for seasoning and add salt, if needed. Serve immediately or cover with foil and keep warm in an oven on low heat.


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I cannot believe how delicious these potatoes were! I've always just thrown in whatever with potatoes (sometimes it's cream cheese, other times it's heavy cream), but decided to follow an actual recipe this Thanksgiving. I'm so incredibly happy that I did. These are - hands down - the best mashed potatoes I've ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best mashed potatoes ever! I follow the recipe as written and also have used other types of potatoes if that is what I have on hand, still-delicious. Thank you Anne for a simple and delicious recipe! My family loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, I loved the garlic addition. Will make again and again item not reviewed by moderator and published
My new garlic mashed recipe! YUMMY! Made the night before and reheated with the other sides - Thanks Anne! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it's great! i didn't have to even salt it once everything was mixed in. I only used 1/2 c of heavy cream and 1/2 stick of butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My granddaughter came to cook dinner for her grandmother and I..What a delicious meal and the potatoes was wonderful..I will be fixing them for us again..Love you Bexley,,,, Grandpa item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredible, the best mashed potatoes I've had. Thanks for making me look like a cook! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these gold mashed potatoesfor friends. It was delicious! I crumbeled some bacon on top and it was a hit! Yum! Thank you for this recipe! It is so simple and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love You, Anne!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This were delicious! If you don't have a food mill, a hand-held mixer works just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go-to recipe with a few modifications: Add a bay leaf and freshly grated nutmeg to the cream while it is heating. Always add butter to the potatos before the cream. I also add a little white truffle oil which gives it some more depth of flavor and people often comment, "Mmm, what's in this?" I also use a food mill to break down the cooked potatoes. I get rave reviews on these every time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, simple recipe. Expects lots of compliments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG not only easy but tasty. Will make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
We followed this recipe exactly only to find this was too salty for our personal tastes. We've lived on the coast for decades and know what salt water tastes like. It's not what we want our mashed potatoes to taste like. Respecting Anne's recipe, we followed it as she suggested. The texture and the garlic influence was fine, however, we felt this dish was overwhelmed by the salt. So....we quickly boiled more potatoes to take some of the saltiness away. We will definietly make this recipe again and adjust the salt to our taste. Moral of story....BYOC...be your own chef and make what tastes best for you and your family. ;-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes were very, very delicious! It took 1-1/2 tablespoons of Kosher salt to get my water to taste like sea water. However, it made the potatoes very tasty. When I first made this recipe, I used the amount of cream stated in the recipe, but didn't need all of it. So, I only used 1/2 cup of the cream and about 4 pats of butter. The potatoes tasted really, really good. I've made these potatoes twice already. I'm going to keep Yukon Gold potatoes on hand from now on so that I can enjoy these potatoes anytime! Thanks Anne. Love your show and the informative tips you give. Very helpful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually do not watch your show. A good friend who is an excellent cook said, that your shows left her mouth watering. I tried the mashed potatoes and my son ate two big helpings. He usually only eats KFC potatoes. Adding the potatoes to cold water, using warm cream and cold butter, DELICIOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Anne, you've nailed it! These are THE best mashed potatoes on the planet! With these,I have exceeded the potatoes at our favorite restaurant! These will be the ONLY mashed potatoes I will ever make. Keep on cooking! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the best mashers i have ever made! i'm not a "kitchen" person so if i say they are "easy" - they really are. light fluffy and delish! i used a potato ricer and it was well worth the arm effort. they were perfect served along side my pot roast. will make again. thanks anne. they were really tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really good. But while I was going to get the potatoes, I noticed that we had some sweet potatoes that had been laying around for a while. ~Lightbulb~ I checked them to make sure they were still good (which they were) and used them instead of the regular potatoes. They were really good and my parents loved them! Definitely saving this recipe for next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh. My. Gawd!!! The best mashed potatoes EVER!!!!...and sooooo easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy!! Don't skip salting the water and heating the cream, it makes a huge difference. I don't have a food mill so I just used a masher and it still turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yuck, way to salty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best garlic mashed potatoes I have ever had! The little techniques make all the difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooo Good! Better than your everyday mashed potatoes. I served this tasty side dish with Chicken Marsala and it was a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Thanksgiving. Had to omit the garlic :( to please the older folks, but honestly, these were the easiest, best mashed potatoes ever. Heed the advice to salt the water liberally,it makes all the difference and there's no need to add any afterward. Also, don't worry if you haven't got a ricer. I used a masher and even that was barely necessary. The only problem was no leftovers...they were all gone in a flash. Thanks Anne! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As always Anne delivers! I boiled the potatoes the night before and just warmed them up and added the half and half and butter the day of and they were creamy and delicious! Thanks again Anne! item not reviewed by moderator and published
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM this was so gggggoooooddddd it was creamy garlicy and perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
wow!! as always. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have what seems like a gazillion recipes for mashed potatoes. This is far and away the best. I drove 2 hours to a Williams Sonoma store just to purchase an All-clad food mill, and I am so glad I did. Now I can make several of her recipes. The few I've already tried have turned out wonderfully. She and Emeril get a 5 star rating at my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Creamy and tasty, although I made a few changes. I don't have a ricer, so I used a masher instead. I also removed the skins during the mashing process. I knew my kids would protest, if they saw brown things in their mashed potatoes. Lastly I didn't have enough heavy cream, so I used 1/2 & 1/2 and whole milk. Boiling the garlic and salting the water with the potatoes created great flavor. Thank you Anne! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I used 2% milk and they were still great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hey everybody. I want to make these, but missed part of the show. When she put the potatoes through the food mill or ricer, did she include the garlic that was boiled along with the potatoes? Or did she throw the garlic away? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. I love all Anne's recipes! Next time I will use more garlic, we like A LOT of garlic. I also used half & half to cut down the fat a little bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great potatoes. Didn't have a ricer, used a masher. Amazing. And don't be scared of adding all that salt in the boiling water! Thanks Anne you rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So I have a another recipe my husband just loves, but i wanted to try these. THey were excellent. I love that you season them while boiling, and my water tasted like sea water, and they were just right. I used 4 large cloves of garlic, next time will use 6. I will use less cream next time, as they were a little wet, even though I had 3 lbs of potatoes not two. Definitely worth a try!!!! THis recipe does not disappoint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The potatoes were so good I ate them cold. The recipe is perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes are the absolute best I've ever had. The salty water and garlic are key players in this dish! Tasty beyond belief! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks so much for the best, creamiest mashed potatoes ever. My Mom and my late mother in law made wonderful mashed potatoes. And now I have a great recipe for potatoes that taste like theirs! I have big plans for the leftovers too:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Anne is so awesome! Give HER another show please?!? The potatoes tasted good coming out of the water so I knew right way this was a hit! Loved that the garlic was built in! Used my ricer (LOVE) and 1/3 less of the cream and no butter and my husband didn't even know anything was missing ;-) Love Anne, Love her show, feel like I can maker her recipes without having the recipe around because I LEARN from her :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
ive made these a couple times now and have always used the potato ricer and i highly rec. they only cost about 10 at any store that sells utentsils, i got mine at publix. i dont normally need all the cream this calls for so i sloly stir in the cream so i dont get stuck with runny mash. i think next time i make these i will add some roasted garlic just to see if i can make these any better, but i doubt it item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor of these was wonderful. I think next time I will add just a little bit less cream for a mash that is not quite so runny but they were outstanding and so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are insane. Won't make them every day as I want to live awhile longer but when I want to do show stopper potatoes, these are what I will make. My mom and I used to wonder what made good restaurant potatoes so darn good. Now I know.....FAT! I have been wanting to buy a food mill for some time....Thanks Anne.......I finally did it and it was sooooo worth it. I agree with other readers....my daughter and I watch this show every Saturday and then go shopping. Saturday night dinners in our house have turned into a culinary and visual delight because Ann shows how easy truly good food is and how fun it is to plate it beautifully. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would like the Potato ricer Anne uses, it looks large enough for a family without having to fill it several times, anyone know where I can get one like it. This recipe is great, we need more recipes from Anne! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Took me 30 minutes to have absolutely amazing mashed potatoes. Love it! I used a meat tenderizer to mash (expediency's sake!) and added some pepper at the end. Also used 2% milk because I didn't have cream on hand. So yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never thought to boil the garlic in with the potatoes. Its awesome! I used hot cream and cold butter. Salt and pepper. It was perfect. I don't have a food mill so I used my potato masher instead. I'll definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I loved these potatoes! Loved the garlic flavor and they were so creamy! I told the women at work about them. They all asked for the recipe. Definitely a keeper! My sister and I watch your show every Saturday. We love you and your show! Love your personality and how informative you are. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the potatoes, just awesome. Anne is a trip and I just love her show. She is so, so helpful and teaches as she goes. Please keep her show on!!! I watch her shows all the time and can't wait for more new episodes. Thanks, Brenda item not reviewed by moderator and published
i could not beleive that i didnt have to season the potatoes afterwards, she has just wonderful tips, food network needs to give her way more airtime! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken? MMMmmmmm. The potatos- creamy, garlicky, and the only health they promote is mental health. Gorgeous, delicious, and yummy! Like Anne herself. Thanks for keeping her on TV. Keep her around. She was the best sous chef to Mario on Iron chef, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Anne's recipes teach while making a great dish. If you want to bring down the house, make this recipe! The best mashed potatoes ever! Thanks, Mitzi. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had gotten out of the habit of making homemade mashed potatoes because of all the varieties of prepackaged at the grocery stores and it was easier than preparing. After watching Anne's show, I decided to give it a try again and WOW I am so glad I did. My family commented "these must be homemade, they are delicious". I will not go back to store bought again. Thanks Anne. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My old recipe for garlic mashed potatoes called for roasted cloves added with the butter and milk. The results were OK, but often gave a sour after-taste. Anne's recipe was a wonderful twist and so easy! Boiling the garlic with the potatoes infused the flavor perfectly. While I didn't have a mill, the results were great. My brother-in-law always heated the milk when he made mashed potatoes and I remember (embarrassingly) how I had initially scoffed at him; I won't do that again! I didn't have heavy cream, just low-fat milk, but I always use real butter. I'm sure that the cream would have made them absolutely decadent, but my husband devoured them with a grin and declared the best ever! Thank you, Anne, for sharing your recipes and techniques. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves garlic mashed potatoes and usually I roast the garlic and mix that in. This method is so easy and so delicious I feel guilty! Try it, you'll love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding. Garlic isn't overpowering. Simple to make and has wonderful flavor. I didn't miss the pepper at all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made with the roasted chicken and the meal was to die for. My husband could not stop eating and before finishing he wanted to know when I was making it again. I love watching Anne's show and she is always informative and entertaining. I sincerely hope the negative individuals who judge Anne rather than her recipes will give them a try. She is talented and refreshing. I look forward to many more of her recipes and "secrets" Thank you Anne. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really made a departure tonight with this recipe. I love my own way of making mashed potatoes which are much, much, much lower calorie, but I have to admit that the extra fat in these really turns mashed potatoes into a dinner party side. In other words, I doubt I'll make these for regular dinners, just too fattening, but definately will for special occasions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best mashed potatoes ever! I used to think I made a mean mashed potatoe; these are great. Adding the garlic to the water makes such a difference. Such a simple idea! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly as written and it has come out perfectly both times. I never had a food mill before but found a smaller one that is perfect for the job. This is the easiest and best mashed potatoes I've ever made and I love not having to peel them up front. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is nearly perfect as is. My husband and I both LOVE mashed potatoes and this has to be the BEST mashed potato recipe I've ever made! The only minor tweaks I made were to add a couple of extra garlic cloves and instead of all cream I used 2/3 cream and 1/3 whole milk. I really like Anne's fun, unpretentious, but technically informative presentations. I can't wait for new episodes!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never tried a food mill when making mashed potatoes, but this lady was so pumped, I just knew I had to try it. Didn't take any longer than regular, but they were the smoothest and creamiest we've ever had. Ann is AWESOME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really appreciated Anne's detailed description on the mashers...mine were either a hit or a big miss...no more!! I did substitute fat free 1/2 & 1/2, and I add a bit of gently nuked cream cheese becuz I like that tang; but, Anne still gets the kudos kiddos. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Without a doubt, the the easiest, creamiest, and best tasting mashed potatoes I have ever eaten. I doubles the recipe for a larger group of guests, and the proportions were perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe this evening and my guests said it was so good they would slather it all over themselves!! I don't have a food mill yet so I peeled the potatoes before boiling them. Once they were fork tender I mashed them in the pot minus the butter and cream, once they were mashed I followed Ann's directions to the letter. The results are incredible. I only had Half and half on hand , but the texture was just as heavenly, something to keep in mind to cut a tiny bit of the fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love your show. You give such great useful tips and I look forward to seeing many more of your episodes! You are really funny too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was so good!! I didnt have the food mill/ricer, so I used a masher and everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The potatoes are just as rockin' as Anne. My husband and I stop reading the Sunday paper just to watch Anne's show since we've always admired her on Iron Chef. We weren't disappointed, she's a hoot to watch, she cracks us up! A glittering gem, that girl. For this potato recipe we added another pound of potatoes because we like them stiffer. Tomorrow night, we do the chicken, stay tuned! xoxoxox The Fords in Fallon, NV item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy to prepare and the results speak for themselves! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The mashed potato recipe is wonderful. I have been searching for the best restaurant potato recipe, and this is it! I did salt the water maybe a bit too liberally, but everyone at dinner thought this recipe was amazing- Thanks Anne! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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