Ingredients 8 Servings
How to Make Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Place potatoes in 4-quart saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- 2 Drain and return potatoes to pan on low heat. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mash with potato masher, gradually adding milk, then butter. Stir in cheese.
Test Kitchen Notes:
Our recipe calls for russet potatoes which have a light, fluffy texture when mashed. As a substitute, you can reach for gold potatoes, such as Yukon golds, for a rich and creamy flavor. Butter is an essential ingredient for rich mashed potatoes — let it come to room temperature while the potatoes cook so it’ll melt into the potatoes more easily. As for pepper, we love the delicate, earthy heat and subtle floral presence of ground white pepper — it’s the perfect alternative to black pepper for light-colored foods like mashed potatoes. Rounding out this recipe are milk and Cheddar cheese, to bring extra richness and a smooth finish.
This classic side dish is perfect for making alongside other popular Thanksgiving and holiday recipes like classic roasted turkey, green bean casserole and cinnamon sugar glazed carrots, but it pairs just as well with everyday meals like herb baked salmon, crispy oven-fried chicken or garlic pepper steak. For additional ways to jazz up mashed potatoes, browse our other delicious recipes: Bacon & Chive Mashed Potatoes, Ginger Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
TIPS AND TRICKS
Make Ahead: Spoon prepared mashed potatoes into lightly buttered 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Reheat, uncovered, at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.