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This classic garlic mashed potato recipes is so creamy and fluffy. Absolutely a family favourite dinner side, perfect for Thanksgiving for Christmas or everyday! Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Video)

This classic, ultra creamy, rich and smooth Garlic Mashed Potato recipe is so delicious. Absolutely a family favorite dinner side, perfect for your holidays, Thanksgiving for Christmas or everyday! Easy recipe that can be made in advance!
Course Christmas, Dinner, Side Dish, Sides, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American, Continental, European
Keyword creamy garlic mashed potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author PetersFoodAdventures


  • 2 lbs /1kg potatoes
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley or chives as garnish optional


  • Peel the potatoes and place in a large pot. Potatoes should be roughly the same size, to ensure even cooking. Fill pot with enough water to cover potatoes and cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until they are tender but not falling apart.
  • Drain the potatoes well and place into a mixing bowl. Using a mixer, starting slowly at first, whip the potatoes while gradually increasing speed. Slowly drizzling in the whipping cream and add the minced garlic. Add the softened butter and continue beating the potatoes until they are 'whipped' and fluffy.
  • Add salt and black pepper to taste, and garnish with chopped parsley or chives.



Can use unpeeled washed potatoes for a more rustic style of mashed potatoes. If preparing a large meal for Christmas or Thanksgiving, can be prepared in advance and kept warm in a slow cooker until your're ready to serve. A great time saver!