Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes



Creamy mashed potatoes are something I love dearly.  Many many moons ago when I was in law school a group of us stuck around for the Thanksgiving holiday and decided we would do our own big dinner.  I happily volunteered to make mashed potatoes.  Only problem was I didn't know how to cook.  But I figured I was a smarty pants and could figure it out.

Too bad I didn't have the good sense to consult a cookbook, and what resulted was a pot of gluey undercooked, over mashed, sad sad potatoes.  Needless to say, I never tried again.  Seriously, we've been using powdered 'just add water' mixes since then.  (I know.  Dreadful.)

Until now.  Today it was finally time for a do-over!  So, I dabbled around the kitchen all morning and into the afternoon until I came up with this deliciously delicious Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  I think this recipe is as good as my first one was bad.  And that's saying something.


originally published 06.15.12

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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato Ingredients:

  • 64 ounces (8 cups) chicken stock or broth (not unsalted/low sodium)
  • 4 medium/large Russet potatoes, scrubbed (not peeled) & diced into large cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 - 1 cup heavy cream


Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato Directions:

  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil and add cubed potatoes and garlic.  Turn down heat and cook at a low boil for about 15 - 20 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through (soft, but not crumbly).
  2. Drain stock and return potatoes and garlic to the hot pot on the stove (with the stove-top turned off).
  3. In a saucepan combine butter, cream cheese, and 1/2 cup heavy cream.  Heat on low until butter is melted and cream cheese is very soft. Pour into pot with potatoes.
  4. Mash potatoes until you reach desired consistency.  Add additional cream if necessary.
  5. Enjoy!

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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


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2 comments:

  1. These MP are delicious. My whole family loved them!!!! I was worried about using cream cheese. I love it but my son doesn't. No need to worry, just makes the MP creamy.

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  2. These looks delicious! Now I'm craving garlic mashed potatoes, lol! Yummy :)

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