creamy garlic mashed potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

My mom came to visit this week, and is helping watch Elle, so we have been cooking up feast while she’s been here.  I happen to know that one of her favorite foods is potatoes, but because they’re not terribly healthy, she doesn’t ever make them at home.  When she comes to visit me, she always helps out so much, and is such great company.  I wanted to make her food that she loves, as a thank you for how much she does for me!

We both happen to be mutual fans of garlic (okay, more than a fan, if I’m being completely honest.  You hand me a head of roasted garlic cloves, and we will be best friends.  Forever.).

I had this vision of fluffy mashed potatoes, seasoned heavily with salt, rich with heavy cream and real butter, and enhanced with freshly pressed garlic cloves.  Warm, creamy, garlicky… this is the kind of mashed potatoes that can stand up on its own, without any help from gravy.

creamy garlic mashed potatoes from homemade for elle

If you like cream, butter, potatoes and garlic, you’re going to fall in love with these creamy garlic mashed potatoes.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

  • 4 cups russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 clove garlic, minced

Add potatoes and salt to a large pot of water.  Bring to a boil, and cook until fork tender.  Strain potatoes, and return to pot, reducing heat to medium-low.  Add in remaining ingredients, cooking and mashing until most of the big chunks are gone, and the ingredients are well incorporated. 

garlic mashed potatoes

This probably goes without saying, but my mom loved the potatoes.  And so did I.  My meat-and-potato-loving husband, who isn’t a huge fan of garlic, ate them without complaint. 

Well, I can’t win over everyone.  But I’ll keep trying 🙂 

What is your favorite way to eat mashed potatoes?  Have you ever made creamy garlic mashed potatoes before?

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