Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes- So yummy that you don’t even need to serve them with gravy. My kids beg me to make these!

mashed potatoes with beef gravy on a white plate

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.
plate of garlic mashed potatoes with beef

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!

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. 🙂


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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 7 servings

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Tasty mashed potatoes flavored with cream cheese and garlic.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 7-8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 3-4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place potatoes, salt, and garlic in large pan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or till tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and mash with a potato masher. Add cream cheese, milk, butter, then salt & pepper to taste. Stir till well combined, then heat through. These are so yummy that we even like them without gravy!


-I sometimes just scrub my potatoes and leave some of the skin on. We like it that way and it’s healthier too-bonus!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 500mg Carbohydrates: 44g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Protein: 7g


  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. 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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