Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

4 Servings
30 min

I was inspired to make garlic mashed potatoes like this because I would often order them while at a restaurant. Since we haven't been able to visit any recently however, I needed to find a way to have them at home. The secret ingredient that really takes these potatoes to the next level is definitely the cream cheese. Try it and see just how these potatoes disappear off your plate!

Serve these mashed potatoes as a side to your favorite meat and veggie dishes for a superb addition to any meal! Or you can be like me, and eat them with a pulled pork sandwich, because why not?

If you are looking for the creamiest, most delicious garlic mashed potatoes, then you have found them! These are the best mashed potatoes you will ever make, and they are so incredibly simple! I make them quite often, and they are always gobbled up.

I used red skinned potatoes in this recipe because they are one of the best kinds for mashing. If you choose to use a different type of potato then I would recommend peeling them, but red skinned potatoes are delicious when mashed with their skins on.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 pounds redskin potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped large
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cream (milk will also work but they will be less creamy)
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, cover potatoes, garlic, and salt with water
Bring to boil, then turn burner down and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender
Drain pot, then using an electric mixer, beat the potatoes and garlic until mashed
Add butter and cream cheese, and beat into potatoes to incorporate
Add cream and beat once more until fully incorporated
Garnish with fresh ground salt and pepper, if desired
  • If you don't have an electric mixer you can use a potato masher
Natalie | The Kollee Kitchen
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