Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Today I am bringing you this homey, comforting dish of mashed potatoes.  These easy garlic mashed potatoes are dressed up and ready to please your Thanksgiving company!  You don’t even need gravy on these taters, unless of course you want too 🙂 .

    So I went to my children’s science fair today and oh my goodness there were some smart cookies there!  They were all so stinkin cute too!  This is quite the competition—-with money prizes even, why didn’t they have anything like this when I was a kid??

    Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    My two are still young enough they did one as a whole class, but next year my baby will be on her own.  She will have to present her experiment to a panel of judges and compete among so pretty brilliant kids.  This is where the competitive side of me comes in to play.  I hate losing (just ask my husband—love you honey 🙂 ) so as a result I hate it when my children lose.  I am glad I have a year to think about this and hopefully not overrun my daughters science fair project.

    Anyway back on subject– these garlic mashed potatoes are simple and oh so tasty.  Just peel and chunk your taters and through in some peeled garlic.  Boil till soft, drain and mash.  Add in milk, cream cheese, green onions and salt.  Mix well and you will have some smooth (or lumpy depending on your method of mashing) and creamy potatoes with garlic notes to compliment your prize roast turkey.  Mmmmm

    Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins
    Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
    Servings: 8 -10
    Author: Countryside Cravings
    • 3 pounds potatoes washed and peeled
    • 6-7 cloves of garlic
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
    • 3 oz. cream cheese softened
    • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
    • salt
    1. Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add in peeled garlic and sprinkle with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender.
    2. Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat milk until warm.
    3. Drain potatoes and mash. Add milk and cream cheese and mash until smooth (can use a mixer to get them ultra smooth). Stir in green onions and salt to taste.


    Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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