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garlic mashed potatoes in a blue bowl on white background

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Garlic Mashed Potatoes puts all the other sides to shame!  This recipe feeds a large crowd, so it's perfect for holidays and get-togethers.


  • 5 lb. bag red potatoes, cubed with skins on
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 8 oz. carton sour cream
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup half & half cream (use more if needed to achieve a creamy texture)


  1. Cube potatoes, then place in a large dutch oven.
  2. Cover with water and bring potatoes to a boil.
  3. Turn heat to medium and boil until tender (about 30 minutes).
  4. Drain potatoes and return to dutch oven. 
  5. Break potatoes up with mixer.
  6. Add butter, sour cream, garlic, pepper and salt.
  7. With a mixer, blend potatoes in dutch oven for at least 2 minutes.
  8. Add half & half gradually and mix until potatoes are creamy.


It's okay to have lumps in this dish, so there's no need to over-mix.

Stir in 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese for cheesy mashed potatoes. 

This recipe feeds a large crowd, which is perfect for big gatherings. 

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mashed potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, potatoes, sides, thanksgiving, holidays