Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes- So yummy that you don’t even need to serve them with gravy. My kids beg me to make these!
Note: I updated the photos on 2/7/2015. They don’t have turkey with them, but trust me, the mashed potatoes look much better. 🙂
Recipe for heavenly 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.
How to make the best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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!

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
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!


  1. hey! I made the potatoes once for husband and me…now making a bigger batch….what part does the cream cheese play? Should I double? Thank you so much! The garlic smells sooooo good!

    • The cream cheese adds creaminess, and yummy flavor. So if I double the recipe, I double the cream cheese. I love cream cheese!

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

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. Cassondra says:

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

  5. 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)


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