Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
2 to 3 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 medium baking potatoes peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) whole milk, at room temperature or warmed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

In a medium saucepan, cook the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the saucepan.

Add the butter, sour cream and garlic. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or the back of a fork until the ingredients are blended. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the potatoes are the desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.


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@ Paul same here.. Here is my recipe that I make anymore 3 large potatoes ( about the size of a baking potato) peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick. I used my mandolin slicer for them and only cooking for 2 salted water so it is just salty but not ocean salty 3 cloves fresh sliced garlic 1 tablespoon canola oil just to prevent foaming over Cooked 11 minutes at a boil then drained 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon chives 3 tablespoons salted butter 1/2 cup heavy cream or more/less till creamy texture depending on the size Salt and pepper to taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty much how I always make them, but the higher the startch the better the potato. Russets are #1 followed by Yellow and it doesn't hurt to add in some roasted garlic mmm item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't have sour cream on-hand, but it still came out great!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Would it matter if I use 2% milk instead of whole milk? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Im not at all a cook, at least not a good one! My hubby always orders garlic mashed potatoes at restaurants and it was about time I'd try to make them on my own. The recipe was super easy and the mashed potatoes were so yummy!!! I put two cloves of garlic and used red potatoes (skin on) and it was delicious. I will definitely be making this again. Thank goodness we have left overs!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor! I topped them with bacon cheddar cheese...Mmmm, mmmm good. Only caveat - follow instructions and add liquid at the very end. I mixed everything together all at once and my potatoes had a gummy / gluey consistency...So much so that my husband, who ate later than I did, had to ask "What was that good cheesy white stuff? That was tasty!" He had no idea they were mashed potatoes but liked the flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I quadrupled the recipe for a dinner party (6 adults) and added fresh Parmesan Cheese (about 3/4 cup?). Delicious!!! Be careful not to overdo it on the salt - add slowly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These mashed potatoes are the best and the easiest ! I usually make them using 4-5 large Russet potatoes and add 3-4 teaspoons Kosher salt to the water. I also cook whole peeled garlic cloves along with potatoes. When potatoes are ready, I first add some warm-hot milk with melted butter, and then add sour cream and salt (if needed only !) and a bit of black pepper. I always serve these with baked pork ribs. Thank you, Dear Paula ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love garlic mashed potatoes and these did not disappoint item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good, so easy plus the family ate 'em all up!!! (I only had 2 1/2 Tsp of butter on hand but still liked the consisteny and flavor with the reduced amount of butter item not reviewed by moderator and published
These arensupernsimple to make and taste fantastic. I've made them twice in the last couple weeks because the kids love them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! I don't think I've ever tried one of Paula's recipes that I *didn't* like! Keep up the good work Paula and thanks for sharing, y'all! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I kept the skins on my potatoes, and it reminded me of the mashed potatoes from Outback. I really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks Paula, love ya' girl! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was looking for quick meal for dinner and came across this recipe. Fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Creamy potatoes. Added too much garlic, so added more sour cream and some whipping cream, and mellowed it out. Very tasty, no gravy needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, my family loved it very very much, all the ingredients were on point. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was putting together a spontaneous chicken dinner and wanted to try a different spin on mashed spuds when I came across this recipe. Very good.......just enough garlic and a first for me to use sour cream. Even though I did cover them in gravy, that was not needed. Looking forward to using the leftovers with the roast I'm cooking for dinner tonight......... item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was reawwy amwazing but not as yummy as stwawberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these for my husband all the time, he says my mashed potatoes are the best his ever had...he'll never know I got this from Ms. Deen..THANKS PAULA!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Easy and very good! I paired this dish with Ina Garten's Baked Shrimp Scampi! What a delicious and crowd pleasing meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe so glad I made this..only thing is I'd use less butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula this is by far the best mashed potatoes i ever eat or made, i only add one thing onions. I hope you read this i love your show their are few chefs i like and your one of them item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, easy to make and tasty. The garlic flavor was good and not overpowering. I had to add a little extra salt, but just taste it when you're done and see if you need to add a shake of salt in. The recipe is very good, I will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy we love the mashed potatoes! I added more garlic and sauteed it in butter before adding it to the potatoes so it made it just a little bit better but either way it would have been good! I will make this again! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
as always a hit at the dinner table thanks paula you make me look like a chef creamy garlicy just awesome easy everyone loved the mashed potatoes as a single dad thank you paula you make my life easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I`m making it again on Christmas day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My teenaged daughter made these as a contribution to our Thanksgiving meal this year. They were very good and so easy. She added a little extra garlic (just because we love garlic and they were gone before the cornbread stuffing! Will make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought these were good but not amazing. They are easy and tasty though. My husband likes mashed potatoes not too whipped and fluffy so I made them a little chunky style which is not my favorite style so that's why it probably wasn't my favorite. But after the potatoes were done boiling I put them in the KitchenAid and added the ingredients and let it do it's thing! If it were up to me, I would've let that paddle go a LOT longer so I could get them fluffy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The most delicious and easiest mashed potatoes recipe I have found. Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I chose this one for my thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried cooking Mased Potatoes with Garlic and I and my family loved it.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy. Will use on Thanksgiving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Made these tonight for my family and hope they like them. I might of added a little too much salt though. As a person who doesn't eat much salt at all, I can definitely taste salt in things most people wouldn't. These garlic mashed potatoes are not the healthiest by any means, but what would one expect from none other than Paula Deen! I would definitely make these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Truly, really easy. Creamy and perfect as a side! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! I sauteed my garlic in a little butter to take away the raw taste and this reminded me of garlic mashed potatos that you get in a nice restaurant! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know if Paula can really take credit for good garlic mashed potatoes, but this is a nice, simple recipe for those who are not familiar with making them themselves. I like using a more nutritious potato, such as purple potatoes, or a more flavorful potato, such as yukon golds, but everything else I do exactly the same as Paula, and, like she says, you really can't mess this up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also cooked the garlic first it was good but i had to put alot more milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved it!! but instead of raw garlic i first cooked it in the butter. But so tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe blew away any other garlic mashed potato recipe I've ever tasted! I loved it and so did my family-so much so they couldn't stop making yummy noises all through dinner. Thank you, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was an easy and delicious recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME!!! the fresh garlic made all the difference!!! Also not whipping the potatoes makes them so much more flavorful!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these were the best mashed potatoes i have ever had. my husband doesn't like sour cream but he loved these. i will be making these over and over again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this simple side dish to go along with our BBQ T-Bone steaks. It was delicious! Especially since we are all garlic lovers. Definite keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delish! Smooth and creamy and full of flavor. Wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So.. If I make the mashed potatoes does the meat come with it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was good but not enough garlic in it and it was too much sour cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe for tasty mashed potatoes. I normally leave the skins on and they're just as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was good, but not enough garlic flavor for me. I would put in 2 to 3 teaspoons for a good garlic flavor. I did like the sour cream, it added a nice flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great, first time I have ever made mashed potatoes that weren't from a box - my toddler loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT! Ill be grating the garlic next time item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good! You can't go wrong with this recipe. The sour cream really adds a delicious touch! I used a garlic press instead of chopping it so there would be no big chunks. I also used and electric hand mixer to make them fluffy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE these and they are SO easy!!! I use a garlic press when I make them to avoid the chunks which turns the garlic almost into a paste, so I don't have to worry about someone biting into a giant chunk of garlic. I also use a little less butter and skim milk to cut some calories. But then I throw in some low-fat cream cheese (which I also add to regular smashed) which really kicks up the creamy-ness of the dish. I'm constantly asked to bring these to family events. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy. First and only recipe I've ever used to make mashed potatoes and I will be keeping it. Very easy to make. HOWEVER...raw potatoes need WAY longer than 15 minutes to soften enough to be able to be easily mashed! 15 minutes will leave you trying to mash hard, almost raw potatoes, which is near impossible. Either microwave your potatoes a little first to soften them up or boil them from the raw state for about 25 min...not 15. Other than that, perfect mashed potato recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious. Husband said they were the BEST mashed potatoes he's ever had. Little tip, if you don't want to get a "chunk" of garlic, grate it with a little handheld grater instead of mincing it. It blends in perfectly! The grating garlic is a "tip" I learned from Rachael Ray, so I pretty much do that all the time now rather than mincing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For Christmas dinner, I wanted to add a flavor punch to my mashers. This recipe was it! I love recipes that are easy to do, and are great tasting. I added more garlic to it, but think I will stick with the recipe next time. I used russets with the skin and it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't mince my garlic fine enough. I just think regular mashed potatoes are my best bet. They are so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I left the skin on and boiled the potatoes. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple and so tasty. I used more garlic though - probably 1-1/2 tsp. Will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this for Thanksgiving and they were the best mashed potatoes we've made yet! This will definitely be made for years to come! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved it. And it was so simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DeeLish, As Usual For Paula! As to Escondido, CA on December 26, 2009, if one teaspoon of salt added to cooking water and s&p to taste if needed just before serving is too much salt, then you should be on a salt-free diet! If 4 tablespoons of butter is too much for this recipe, then don't add it - use the amount that you'd like! Life Can Be Simple and Easy and Happy!!!! Thanks, Paula - we love these 'taters : item not reviewed by moderator and published
just made them and they are perfect. easy and creamy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FOR THIS RECIPE TRY BOILING THE POTATOES IN THE MILK AND GARLIC - WORKS OUT MUCH BETTER....LEM item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these mashed potatoes. Garlic is one of my favorite flavors so these are right up my alley. I've alway mashed my potatoes with sour cream, and it works really well with the garlic and butter. Great side dish for any meat or chicken dish, and these potatoes don't need any gravy. Really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my recipe for garlic mashed potatoes everytime now! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! So easy and tasteful. They came out perfectly! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this a awesome easy to cook food i like it so much thank's paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe. I love Paula Deen!! I made this with breaded steak and a tomatoe & onion salad seasoned with Salt, Vinegar and Lemon Juice. To cut down some calories I used light sour cream and 1% milk. I added extra of everything because I used 7 russet potatoes!! If you want an extra kick add bacon bits on top. Yummy!! Everyone enjoyed this meal!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great, easy and basic recipe. I added more garlic and butter! :-) As a side note, the "teaspoon of salt" that was called out was for seasoning the cooking water. Extra salt & pepper is to be added at the end "to taste". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish to go with Ina Garten's recipe called Engagement Roasted Chicken and everything came out delish!! I didn't even have a potato masher, but when the potatoes cook so tender you can pretty much mash them with anything. Also, I used nonfat milk to cut down on the calories (but who's counting, right?) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and super easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds like a heart attack. Will stick to recipes that are delicious and healthier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband has been looking for a recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes for MONTHS! I found this was simple and all the ingredients are not out of the ordinary from what we have a home. He was pleased. I'm sure he'll be asking me to makes this on several other occasions in the future. :o) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe the comments on this are ligit. Seriously! The amount of salt was ridiculous. And I love butter but with all the other ingredients, that was double the amount that was good. Too much Salt, too much Butter! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm new to cooking. I usually make box potatoes. This was a nice recipe for me. Easy and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have much confidence in my potato mashing ability but this recipe made it so easy and so delicious. I recommend it for everyone that loves to eat mashed potatoes but hates to make them. P.S. Don't forget to invest in a potato mashing tool. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a little extra garlic for more flavor and it didn't hurt! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Creamy, Garlicy, Buttery goodness! Yum. No longer will I search for garlic mashed potatoes. This is the Bomb!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this for first time at thanksgiving, my husband always talks about his grandmothers garlic mashed potatoes, and he loved this one...thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as part of my Thanksgiving lunch and it was very yummy. I used roasted garlic instead and it turned excellent. All of us enjoyed it. Thank you Paula for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just tried this recipe for the first time today and I LOVE it! I can't wait to serve it for dinner. Very simple recipe to follow and the garlic adds just the right kick to it. Thank you Paula! ....and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe & garlic was not overpowering. My kids and husband loved them. So wonderful. Thanks Paula. Loved your store; we visited last summer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are deliciously plain and simple mashed potatoes. I made them this evening and couldnt stop "tasting" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this often in the winter time. For a more mild garlic flavor, saute the garlic in the butter and then add to the potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared this recipe tonight for supper and my family went wild! The amount of garlic was perfect... not overpowering, and the addition of sour cream was the bomb!!!!!!!!!!! I will make reciipe time and again; a real crowd pleaser. Thanks Paula, you've done it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes were awesome! Just make sure you mince the garlic really well, I had a couple of really strong bites! Other than that, they were restaurant quality and just delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good!! I think I put too much butter in because the potatoes were pretty thin. Next time I will either measure, or put the butter in gradually. I also used garlic salt, as I did not have garlic on hand, and it was very good! Very good recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yesterday I was watching a video on how to make garlic mashed potatoes. It was from another Chef. Unfortunately the recipe on the video had too much stuff going,it wasn't as simple as this one . BTW- I just made this a few hours ago with some broiled steak, YUM. My husband was very impress he said it almost tasted like the one at Black Angus... :) Oh, instead of using regular salt, I used garlic salt with dry parsley. Also, before I blended the garlic in, I broiled it for about 5 minutes or until they got soft and then I minced it. Good stuff! Thank you for the recipe, for sure I'll be making this again. <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make it alot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit. I almost hated pouring gravy over them, but it just enhanced the flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great texture and flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula's recipe for garlic mashed potatoes is the BEST and is so EASY! My family loves them! I've been looking for an easy, but great recipe for garlic mashed potatoes and I just found it! They're EXCELLENT Paula! Thank You! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE GARLIC MASHED POTATOES. PAULA'S RECIPE WAS SUPER EASY TO MAKE AND DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a quick and easy recipe that tasted good. This was it. I now make them often. Will try it with roasted garlic too. My young children love it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these with dinner tonight. Love Paula's stuff and recently ate at the buffet in Tunica, and like the other gentleman had some WONDERFUL potatoes. Tried these...not the same, but very good...great flavor...I would use less salt next time though. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was not only easy but tasted like it wasn't easy! Rave reviews from my boys! Thank You! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes it would, I used to use 2% for them but using a richer milk such as whole or as I do now heavy cream. Creates a richer more decadent flavor profile. May not be as healthy but I do not eat them daily, maybe once every 2-3 weeks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the idea of putting the garlic cloves in when boiling potatoes! Going to try that for sure! Thank you for the idea! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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