Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 25 minsServes 4



russet potatoes, large
cupunsalted butter
cupheavy cream
optionalfresh chives or parsley

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy1271 kcal
  • Protein2 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)142 g
  • Cholesterol455 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids91 g
  • Carbohydrate3 g
  • Sugars3 g
  • Calcium75 mg
  • Sodium72 mg
  • Vitamin C1 mg


Step 1

Peel and Prep the Potatoes:

  • Peel the russet potatoes and cut them into chunks, about 1-2 inches in size. This will help them cook evenly and quickly.

Step 2

Boil the Potatoes:

  • Place the potato chunks in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and let the potatoes simmer until they are fork-tender. This should take about 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Cook the Garlic:

  • While the potatoes are boiling, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Be careful not to let the garlic brown; it should be soft and aromatic.

Step 4

Prepare the Creamy Mixture:

  • In another saucepan, combine the heavy cream and milk. Warm the mixture over low heat, making sure not to bring it to a boil. You want it to be heated through without scorching.

Step 5

Drain and Mash the Potatoes:

  • Once the potatoes are fork-tender, drain them thoroughly and return them to the pot. Use a potato masher or a fork to start mashing the potatoes.

Step 6

Add the Creamy Mixture:

  • Gradually pour the warmed cream and milk mixture into the mashed potatoes while continuing to mash. This will help incorporate the liquid and make the mashed potatoes creamy.

Step 7

Add Garlic Butter:

  • Pour the garlic butter (with the sautéed garlic) into the potato mixture and continue mashing. The garlic flavor will infuse the potatoes with a wonderful aroma.

Step 8

Season and Adjust:

  • Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Remember to start with a little seasoning and adjust as needed. You can always add more, but it's harder to fix if you've added too much.

Step 9

Final Mixing:

  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix the mashed potatoes thoroughly, ensuring that all the ingredients are well combined and the texture is creamy.

Step 10

Garnish and Serve:

  • If desired, garnish the mashed potatoes with chopped fresh chives or parsley for a pop of color and added flavor. Serve them warm as a side dish to your favorite main course.

Recipe Story

In the realm of comfort food, few dishes reign supreme quite like creamy garlic mashed potatoes. It's that magical alchemy of humble spuds, a kiss of garlic, and a symphony of textures that beckons us to the table with promises of solace and indulgence. Oh, my friends, let me paint you a picture of these taters that transcend borders and cultures.

Picture this: russet potatoes, their rugged skins concealing the promise of pillowy interiors. We slice and dice, setting them afloat in a bubbling cauldron, a ritual that transforms them from earthy tubers to clouds of comfort. As they bubble and dance, we concoct a symphony of flavours. A quartet of minced garlic cloves sizzles gently in a bath of golden butter, filling the air with a fragrant song that speaks of coziness and companionship.

But the pièce de résistance lies in the creamy chorus of textures. We drench the cooked potatoes in a velvety duet of heavy cream and milk, warmed to a gentle hum, ensuring their union is smooth and harmonious. The masher meets the spuds, a tender pas de deux that results in a crescendo of creamy delight.

Seasoning, of course, is the conductor here. A sprinkle of salt, a dusting of pepper - the maestro's touch that elevates the dish from mere sustenance to an emotional experience. And there it is, our masterpiece: a bowl of creamy garlic mashed potatoes that transcend dietary preferences and cultural boundaries.

Whether you're a devout vegetarian, a seeker of gluten-free solace, or a connoisseur of halal and kosher pleasures, these taters, my friends, hold the power to unite us all at the table. It's a humble dish that sings the universal language of comfort, whispered in every creamy spoonful. So grab your fork, your heart, and let's embark on a journey that celebrates the simple, the sumptuous, and the downright soul-soothing. Cheers to mashed potatoes, the true ambassadors of culinary harmony!