Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are our “go to” mashed potatoes at The Buttered Home. Filled with cream cheese and sour cream, they are delicious and a little decadent. They will be a welcome side at any dinner table.

close up of serving of garlic mashed potatoes

Recipes That Make You Fall in Love or Famous!

I know many of you laughed at that heading. Both are true for me though. This is a recipe I developed when Big D and I were dating almost 3 decades ago. I honestly think it and my GRILLED HAWAIIAN BACON AND CHICKEN are the reasons he fell in love with me. It could have also been my stellar conversations skills. I suspect it was because I cooked for him, often.

Nonetheless, over the years, I have also become pretty famous for these potatoes too.Most cooks have a list of recipes that are highly guarded and revered by those that love for them to be at a social function. I think I have a few in every category. I love to cook and love to share that food even more. Recipes like this can also become heirloom recipes. Both of my girls love to make these potatoes as much as my SPICY PIMENTO CHEESE. Want to see if I can really back all of this big talk up? Make them and you will see!

How to Make Them

A mashed potato recipe is just a mashed potato recipe unless you take the opportunity to add some really great ingredients to make it into something fabulous. Here, we show you how to do just that.

~Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled to mash. – we like using Irish or white potatoes for this.
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter – to add a smooth and silky flavor to the potatoes.
  • 8 ounces cream cheese – the mother of all southern additions.
  • 8 ounces sour cream  – it just goes with potatoes!
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder – to give them more than just a potato flavor.
  • I teaspoon salt – more or less according to your needs or tastes.
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper  – same as above, we like a good bit, but do according to your preference.
  • Dried Parsley for garnish – a pop of color makes them very pretty.

~Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Peel, cube and boil potatoes and drain. 
  2. Add to a large bowl and mash.
  3. Add butter, cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix well. 
  4. Pour in a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Bake 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, garnish with parsley and serve.

Tips and Tricks

How can I make this healthier?

A few substitutes can be used for a healthier version. Use cooked, riced or mashed cauliflower in place of potatoes. Add in half of the amounts of cream cheese, sour cream and butter, using low fat versions of cream cheese and sour cream. Also lessening the salt content will help as well.

Can these be frozen?

Yes. I would prep ahead of time and freeze before the baking process. Set on the counter to thaw a few hours before needed and cook according to directions.

Is it Necessary to cook once mixed?

No but it will help the cream cheese and sour cream melt into the potatoes. This makes it more cohesive in texture and gives the potatoes a twice baked feel.

From Boring to Beautiful

Mashed potatoes used to be a Tuesday night staple in most homes. Sometimes that became a mundane experience. We like to take the mundane here and dress it up a bit to bring those sometimes forgotten recipes into new and beautiful light.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are our "go to" mashed potatoes at The Buttered Home. Filled with cream cheese and sour cream, they are delicious and a little decadent. They will be a welcome side at any dinner table.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled to mash.
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • I teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dried Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Peel, cube and boil potatoes and drain. 
  2. Add to a large bowl and mash.
  3. Add butter, cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix well. 
  4. Pour in a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Bake 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, garnish with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 242Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 45mgSodium 327mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 4g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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