12 Garlic Mashed Potato Recipes

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes in a blue bowl
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Tired of eating the same old basic mashed potatoes? We've got you covered with these flavorful recipes. Take your favorite side dish up a notch with an ample dose of garlic. From simple ideas to make with just a few ingredients to restaurant-worthy sides to try ASAP, you'll find a new favorite in this collection of our best garlic mashed potato recipes.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

overhead close up view of buttery garlic mashed potatoes

Looking for a basic garlic mashed potatoes recipe that'll please everyone at your table? Your search ends here. Recipe creator LORNASCHMALZ suggests using heavy cream instead of milk for an even richer texture.

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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

roasted garlic mashed potatoes in a yellow dish

Six cloves of roasted garlic add rich, complex, and subtly sweet flavor to these Parmesan cheese-spiked mashed potatoes.

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Best Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Use your Instant Pot to make these easy garlic mashed potatoes in just minutes. "The flavor infuses into the potato," raves reviewer Christian Strange. "Wow!"

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Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes in a blue bowl
Buckwheat Queen

"These potatoes are full of creamy sour cream, cream cheese, and buttery goodness contrasted with rich roast garlic," according to recipe creator jenmannaz, who says "the texture is as delightful as the flavor combination."

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe in a white bowl

The Allrecipes community can't get enough of this top-rated recipe for garlic mashed potatoes — it has almost 2,000 rave reviews. The big-batch recipe makes a whopping 100 servings, but you can easily scale it down.

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes are cooked low and slow in your Crock-Pot for an irresistible melt-in-your-mouth texture. "These were excellent," says one Allrecipes community member. "They had a very rich taste and were very easy."

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Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

It's easy to make these creamy, cheesy, and super garlicky mashed potatoes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Eggplant

Believe it or not, eggplant is the perfect addition to these garlic mashed potatoes. Even people who don't like eggplant will love this side dish, according to recipe creator peawormsworth.

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Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

Here's an easy make-ahead recipe for garlic mashed potatoes that's sure to impress. Reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole suggests adding crumbled bacon.

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Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

"Never made mashed potatoes using buttermilk before and this was excellent," reviewer Margie Robinson says of this garlic-spiked recipe.

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Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy garlic mashed potatoes are topped with breadcrumbs and baked in ramekins for a unique presentation that dinner guests will love.

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Garlic Potatoes

You can make these quick and easy garlic mashed potatoes with just five ingredients: red potatoes, garlic, milk, salt, and fresh parsley.

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An overhead view on a creamy bowl of basic mashed potatoes topped with melting butter and fresh parsley
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