Recipes » Side Dishes » Garlic Mashed Potatoes
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
I love Garlic Mashed Potatoes


  • 8 medium red potatoes
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 10-12 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1-2 cups potato water
  • 1 cup unsweetened, non-dairy milk
  • Water or low-sodium vegetable broth for Sautéing
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  • 1. Cut potatoes into eighths (leave the skins on).
  • 2. Cover with water and boil over medium heat until soft, about 15 minutes.
  • 3. Peel, crush and mince garlic cloves.
  • 4. Sauté garlic in a small pan with water or vegetable broth, until softened. Set aside.
  • 5. Drain cooked potatoes over a bowl to catch the potato water.
  • 6. Using a hand masher or an electric mixer, mash the potatoes. Add back one cup of the potato water and add the salt, pepper and sautéed garlic.
  • 7. Add more potato water and/or milk as needed to get a creamy consistency.
  • 8. Serve right away or keep in warm oven covered until ready to eat.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. New red potatoes make creamier mashed potatoes.
  • 2. If your garlic is old or the cloves are very small more will be needed to get a really garlicky flavor.

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