Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Country Crock {Recipe}

It’s NOVEMBER 1st people!!!!!!!!!! Looking for Easy Family Dinner Ideas?

Seriously!  This year has flown by & we are in full HOLIDAY swing here.  That means that the hubs & I are testing out recipes in preparation for Thanksgiving.   Some of you may know that our entire family has been working hard  in an effort to eat better & we have been going well.  Limiting portion sizes, eating more organic & making better choices overall has all been part of the plan.   So when I was asked to prepare one of our Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes using Country Crock instead of butter, I jumped at the chance.  So many things I could have made- but when I saw that Country Crock comes in sticks- that was it.  I knew it was time to transform our Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Thanksgiving would not be the same without our Garlic Mashed Potatoes- but the thought of how unhealthy they can be when using butter makes them a bit less appealing.  I was so excited that  we can still enjoy one of our favorites all the while making a better-for-you Thanksgiving meal.  PLUS Country Crock has ZERO g of trans fat- which is another thing we have tried to cut out of our diet whenever possible.  SCORE there!!

Country Crock Sticks, margarine


But there’s more!!!!!!

I have this awesome Thanksgiving Kit giveaway for you.

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The kit includes…

these adorable Harvest Pumpkin Tiny Taper Holders from Williams-Sonoma

& these Italian Scalloped Bakers (10″x6″) & the cute little 13″ Wire Rack from Sur la Table


Giveaway Closes November 5th.

To enter: Leave me a blog post comment telling me your Thanksgiving plans if you have made them.

Extra entry: Follow me on Pinterest & come back & leave another comment letting me know


Now don’t forget to print out this recipe – you must add it to your Thanksgiving spread!!

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes


  • 6-7 Medium sized Russet Potatoes (or 3-4 large baking potatoes)
  • 1 stick Country Crock Spreadable Stick margarine
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Milk (more or less to desired thickness or creaminess)
  • Salt, Pepper to taste


  1. Peal potatoes & place in stock pot
  2. Cover with water, cover & bring to boil
  3. Continue boiling until soft & falling apart when poked with a fork
  4. Transfer to large electric mixer bowl
  5. Add salt, pepper, garlic, onion flakes
  6. Beat with whip attachment until mashed
  7. Add Country Crock Spreadable Stick margarine & milk
  8. Continue to beat for approximately 15 minutes at high speed (until all lumps are gone & it's very creamy)
  9. ENJOY!


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Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective.

All opinions expressed here are my own.




  1. says

    Yum! We used to use country crock when I was little. Now I don’t use butter really ever! But you said Williams and Sonoma – that’s my language! Our plans are kinda lame, no family event but just mom and me having special time together!

  2. says

    your mashers look so good! I just got roped into hosting last night from my MIL – she guilted me for sure! So now this year is going to suck for me – ALL the work and no enjoyment (I don’t much care for my hubbie’s SIL and brother- and they are none to nice to me either and their annoying lazy kids bug the heck out of me) Listen to me – so negative already! I’m looking forward to my turkey though!

    Where does CC come in sticks? I always use CC in the tube – but have never seen it in sticks in my area?

  3. says

    I love everything about this post! Firstly, I adore, yes, adore mashed potatoes! Love them with garlic. I plan to have Thanksgiving at my home. I love all the side dishes: mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash casserole, dressing, homemade cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes.

    And this giveaway is amazing! I would love these pieces on my table!

  4. says

    Fun! I love garlicky potatoes! We always do a big thanksgiving meal and could really use those crocks and cute little taper holders.

  5. says

    Thanksgiving will be here. All the kids, and their kids, daughter in laws mother, and brother/girlfriend, plus father in law and his lady friend. a FULL house for sure! Lots to do, and eat. It will be good.

  6. Kesha says

    My daughter and I are going to Disney World for Thanksgiving! She doesn’t know yet and will be completely surprised!

  7. says

    Oh, Gina, those mashed potatoes! My husband is going to love those on Thanksgiving day. I think I’ve said before that he’s a mashed potatoes kinda guy and I love garlic, so yummmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. says

    And you know I’m following you on Pinterest. I’ve even created a Thanksgiving dinner board so that the college kid can see what I’m planning to make for dinner. LOL

  9. says

    these look delicious!! we are big mashed potato fans in our home!! We were planning our third trip to the NYC Macy’s day parade, but in light of the devastation from Sandy, we will probably be staying home and having dinner with our parents, aunts and uncles. :)

    I do follow you on pinterest! :)

  10. says

    Oh my, Garlic. Mashed potatoes. Yum! We don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving here, so no turkey, etc., But as the weather cools, it;s baking time again. :)

  11. says

    We usually host Thanksgiving dinner here. And this year, if we do, we won’t have to eat at noon because my husband works afternoon shift like he had the past five years – since he will have the day off! We can actually eat at a normal time and I can take my time preparing the food. WOOT!

  12. says

    I didn’t know you were on Pinterest! I now follow you! Although I try to stay away from Pinterest. I find that once I’m there, I spend waaaaaaaay too much time there. :)

  13. says

    I was going to try to see if i could find a duck for Thanksgiving somewhere at a meat market in Gillette, Wyoming on our way to timber cruise the Bearlodge district this week…weve had duck before for the holidays and as long as you poke and soak in salt water before you bake, you can have a very excellent main course meal! But then the dream i had somewhat has diminished the urge for this idea.. I had a dream that me and mr foresterman were still dating, but he was playing hard to get and he spoke in metaphors to me on why he didnt want to date me anymore – he told me in this dream “you know how people know what they want? well, im afraid I dont want a duck, I want a SWAN…” I immediately woke up and thought sadly “IM A DUCK!!!!!” Im thinking short, squatty, loud, kind of quackers… ” BUT I WANT TO BE A SWAN!!!”

    so of course I woke him up and asked, “do you really think im a duck..? LOL Now Im afraid that baking a duck would be too much of a metaphor FOR ME….

    but the garlic mashed potatoes we can do without issues, yummmm… we’ll hook up with you on Pinterest too , although I have backed off deeply from it after the wedding we planned this summer…somethings just suck you in to the point where the animals (mostly the cats) surround you in an intervention -trying to get your attention to feed them… 😉 but your giveaways are sooooo wonderful – im hooked!!!!

  14. says

    Well the biggest way I am prepping for Thanksgiving is… I am designing the kitchen! NO tearing out walls mostly paint and cabinets, and there are a lot of cabinets!
    Love those little pumpkin candle holders, too cute!

  15. says

    My son will love these! Thanks so much to linking it to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Fun party! I’m one of your co-hosts. Have a great day!
    House on the Way

  16. Penny B W says

    I’ve always hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my house, but was unable to the last two years, so I’m really looking forward to having it at our house again this year!


  17. says

    Perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Fun Link Party. I also host a Tuesday link party and would love you to link up sometime :) Have a wonderful Tuesday!