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Recipe: Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - The Ultimate Comfort Food Delight

There's something truly magical about a bowl of perfectly whipped, creamy mashed potatoes. Whether served alongside a hearty roast or as a comforting side dish, mashed potatoes have the power to elevate any meal. This recipe for Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes is a surefire way to impress your guests and satisfy your comfort food cravings.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened

  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Chopped fresh chives (optional, for garnish)


  1. Boil the Potatoes:

  • Place the peeled and chopped potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water.

  • Add a generous pinch of salt to the water.

  • Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cook the potatoes until fork-tender (about 15-20 minutes).

  1. Prepare the Garlic Butter:

  • While the potatoes are cooking, melt 1/2 cup of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  • Add the minced garlic to the melted butter and sauté until fragrant but not browned (about 2-3 minutes).

  • Remove from heat and set aside.

  1. Drain and Mash:

  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them well and return them to the pot.

  • Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or a ricer for a smoother texture.

4. Add the Goodness:

  • Incorporate the remaining 1/2 cup of softened butter into the mashed potatoes.

  • Gradually pour in the warm milk, stirring continuously to achieve a creamy consistency.

  • Pour in the garlic-infused butter, ensuring an even distribution of garlic throughout the potatoes.

  • Season generously with salt and pepper, adjusting to taste.

5. Whip It Good:

  • For an extra velvety texture, use a hand mixer or stand mixer on low speed to whip the potatoes until smooth and creamy.

6. Serve and Garnish:

  • Transfer the creamy garlic mashed potatoes to a serving bowl.

  • Garnish with chopped fresh chives for a burst of color and added flavor.

7. Enjoy:

  • Serve the mashed potatoes hot, alongside your favorite main dish, and savor the rich, creamy goodness.

With this Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe, you're sure to create a side dish that steals the spotlight. The combination of buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, fragrant garlic, and velvety texture will make these mashed potatoes a family favorite and a must-have at your next gathering. Enjoy the ultimate comfort food delight!


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