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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, an easy side dish dinner recipe & perfect for all of those holiday feasts too. So delicious topped with butter or gravy. YUM!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 people


  • 6-7 russet potatoes medium-sized
  • 8 tbsp butter (1 stick)
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried onion flakes
  • ¼ cup milk more or less to desired thickness or creaminess
  • 2 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Peel the potatoes & place them in a large stockpot.
  • Cover with water, add the lid & bring to a boil.
  • Continue boiling until the potatoes are soft & falling apart when poked with a fork.
  • Transfer the cooked potatoes to a large electric mixer bowl using a slotted spoon.
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic, onion flakes. Beat with the whip attachment until mashed.
  • Add butter & milk.
  • Continue to beat for approximately 15 minutes at high speed (until all lumps are gone & it's very creamy) before serving.