Silky Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Perfect mashed potatoes every time? This recipe will make it happen!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings (about 1/2 cup each)


  • 6 medium boiling potatoes

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled

  • cup milk

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper


  1. Scrub potatoes. Leave skins on, if desired, or peel thinly and remove eyes. Leave whole or cut into large pieces.

  2. Heat 1 inch water (salted if desired) to boiling; add potatoes and garlic. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook whole potatoes 30 to 35 minutes, potato pieces 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Shake pan gently over low heat to dry potatoes.

  3. Mash potatoes in medium bowl until no lumps remain. Add milk in small amounts, beating after each addition. (Amount of milk needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on kind of potatoes used.)

  4. Add butter, salt and pepper. Beat vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy. If desired, dot with butter or sprinkle with paprika, chopped fresh parsley, watercress or chives.

Betty's Tips

If you're not into garlic, go ahead and leave it out. The potatoes will still be heavenly!

Just a bit of potatoes left over? Use them to add thickness - and flavor - to your next vegetable soup.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
12g Fat
58g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 64mg 322%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1398mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.