Easy, delicious, and perfect. My husband overindulges every time I make them. Red or Yukon Gold potatoes work best.

DEANA

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

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  • Place drained potatoes, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, dried basil, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix well with an electric mixer on medium speed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 26.2mg 9% DV; sodium 71.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2010
Different but good - I wasn't sure about the basil at first but it worked well as a side dish for a more "Italian" based dinner that needed mashed potatoes to go with it. These were creamy and had a nice herbed flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2010
Except for the addition of the basil this is a more or less typical way of preparing mashed potatoes. The basil was an interesting addition tasty but "safe" in that it didn't result in an extraordinary departure from your basic mashed potatoes. Read More
(11)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2010
Different but good - I wasn't sure about the basil at first but it worked well as a side dish for a more "Italian" based dinner that needed mashed potatoes to go with it. These were creamy and had a nice herbed flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
Very good recipe! The flavor was very good. Not overpowering, just a yummy background. The only changes I made were to use fresh minced garlic rather than the powder, plus I added about 1/2 tsp. of horseradish. Since smooth, non-lumpy mashed potatoes are a sacrilege in our house, I combined the ingredients in a bowl, plopped them on top of the hot cooked potatoes and hand mashed. This one's going in my cookbook for regular rotation. Thanks for sharing it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
Excellent receipie!!!!! I added 1/3 cup milk since I thought it was too thick without it. I also added Ground Red Cayenne Pepper for a little kick. It leaves a good after taste!! But I think that papirka would be just as good. Made this for my wife on Mother's Day! She loved it with meatloaf and turnip greens which I also cooked for her on her day! I also drizzled butter over the top of them to accent the flavor with pepper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2010
Except for the addition of the basil this is a more or less typical way of preparing mashed potatoes. The basil was an interesting addition tasty but "safe" in that it didn't result in an extraordinary departure from your basic mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
I liked the slightly unique taste of these mashed potatoes. I added some extra garlic and used seasoned salt. I also put in a few splashes of milk to make them more smooth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
This recipe is easy, practical, and delicious. No shopping for special, crazily expensive items you'll never use again. :-) Plus, everyone gobbles down garlic mashed potatoes. It's up there with deviled eggs, but of course the amounts of each ingredient have to be right to taste right. This recipe is a beautiful combination of delicious and simple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
Delicious...highly recommended. Try using fresh basil to make them even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I have made these twice now and they are amazing! I had my family over and these went quickly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2009
I followed the directions exactly. Everyone in my family seemed to like them - even the 1 year old who is usually not a fan of potatoes! Used Russet potatoes. Read More
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