Garlic Mashed Potatoes, creamy garlic mashed potatoes ready in just 20 minutes!
Garlic Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes ever. They are super versatile and with my recipe below, can be made in 20 minutes!
For this mashed potato recipe, I used a tender-skinned potato, baby yellow potatoes to be exact. This way, I don’t have to peel them!
I love using these types of potatoes for recipes because one… I’m lazy and two… I really like the texture and flavor that the skins add.
There are only 7 ingredients total in this recipe, and most you probably already have on hand. Potatoes, garlic, butter, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
Super easy, super delicious with a hint of garlic that adds something special to the dish.
20 Minute Garlic Mashed Potatoes Directions:
- Wash potatoes well, cut into a small dice, about 1/2 inch pieces. Place into a pot and cover with water. Add the garlic directly to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Drain potatoes through a fine mesh strainer. Add potatoes back to the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and mash to the consistency you like.
- Serve and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Directions:
If you don’t have time to watch a pot, or you need to have this cooking while the stove is occupied on Thanksgiving, I got you covered!
All you need to do is prepare the potatoes the same way as in the directions, except you are going to add them to your slow cooker with 1/2 cup of chicken stock and the garlic. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low 6-7 hours.
When the potatoes are tender, just add everything else to the pot and mash!
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Tools used for this recipe:
- Chef’s knife, every kitchen needs one!
- Cutting board, I love these non-slip ones.
- A pot to cook the potatoes in.
- A slow cooker in case you want to try the slow cooker method.
- Fine mesh strainer, to strain the potatoes.
- A potato masher to mash everything together.
As you can tell from these photos, I like to keep them a little chunky. I just think it adds a nice textural component to them!
Alternatives and Add-Ons:
Feel free to use any potato you wish. Russet potatoes work super good as well, but you will need to peel them.
I use russets whenever I want more of a fluffy mash instead of a creamy one.
Go crazy and add toppings or mix-ins such as bacon, scallions, and cheddar cheese. Instant loaded mashed potatoes!
Here are some more unique mashed potato recipes from my favorite bloggers:
- Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
- Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon Potato Roses
- Marsala Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Kale
- Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 1.5 pounds baby yellow potatoes, or potatoes of your choice washed, cut into 1/2 inch dice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup whole milk half and half works too
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 5 cracks fresh black pepper
- Place potatoes and garlic into a medium size pot. Fill with water, making sure the potatoes are fully submerged with about 3 inches of water on top. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Strain potatoes through a fine mesh strainer. Add back to the pot. Add the remaining ingredients and mash to the consistency you want.