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Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes

Rated as 4.35 out of 5 Stars

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

30 m servings 212 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (3 1/2 cups)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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


Per Serving: 212 calories; 10 g fat; 27.5 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; 26 mg cholesterol; 136 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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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 extr...

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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...

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....

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...

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 extr...

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.

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...

Delicious...highly recommended. Try using fresh basil to make them even better.

I have made these twice now and they are amazing! I had my family over and these went quickly!

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.