Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I had big plans for dinner last night. I got the turkey in the oven, but then ended up having to run two different sets of carpools to two different towns. We had three boys with three different activities all spaced 30 minutes apart. It was so hectic that we didn’t actually get to eat the dinner that I had so lovingly prepared. We just pulled pieces of turkey off the bird and gobbled them down as we headed out the door. Ha ha, I said gobbled and I’m talking about turkey. I didn’t even mean to.

I did make the potatoes and gravy tonight, so I am posting it now. I first tried these garlic mashed potatoes years ago, and we have never looked back. I prepare them this way every time I make mashed potatoes. They are so yummy that they don’t even need gravy. But I did happen to have some this time. Oh, and the turkey recipe I tried is fabulous. Unconventional, but fabulous!
mashed-potatoes-recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

7-8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp salt
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
3oz cream cheese
3-4 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/8 tsp. pepper
Salt
Place potatoes, salt, and garlic in large pan; cover with water. (I actually scrubbed my potatoes and left some of the skin on. We like it that way and it’s healthier too-bonus!) Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or till tender. Drain and mash. Add cream cheese, milk, butter, then salt & pepper to taste. These are so yummy that we even like them without gravy!

 

Print Friendly

Comments

  1. In the crockpot now. Making Garlic mash to go with it. I will let y’all know how the family likes it.

  2. Heather says:

    What kind of potatoes do you use? I’m going to make it with your crockpot pork chops on Monday! Can’t wait!

    • You can use any potatoes you like. I’ve made them with russet potatoes and red potatoes and we love both. :)

  3. Cassondra says:

    Do you mince the garlic or leave them whole and take them out before you mash the potatoes?

  4. This looks delicious. I make a really good potato dish for the thanksgiving dinner at my sister in law’s. This year my mother in law requested I make my garlic mashed potatoes instead. I have never made garlic mashed potatoes for a family event. I have no idea where she came up with that. Well, now I have a garlic mashed potato recipe! Not a whole lot more healthier than what I make (ok, a bit less sodium)

Trackbacks

  1. […] 4 pork chops, about 1/2" thick a little oil for browning 1  Tbsp homemade ranch dressing mix (or you can use  a store bought packet) 1 1ooz can cream of chicken soup Mashed Potatoes– I used my Garlic Mashed Potatoes […]

  2. […] served this with garlic mashed potatoes and spinach salad and it was a fabulous meal. I only wish we had leftovers. Sigh. Next time I will […]

  3. […] Garlic Mashed Potatoes Share this: This entry was posted in food-recipes and tagged chocolate dipped cookies, coconut macaroon, cookie recipe, macaroon, macaroons, macaroons coconut. Bookmark the permalink. ← Decorating with Plates: The Second Round Bathroom decor–vinyl lettering → […]

  4. […] Cooker Spaghetti, No Knead Artisan Bread, peas, Chocolate Chip Cake Monday: Pecan Crusted Salmon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing Tuesday: Chicken Ranch Pizza, Green Salad, corn […]