Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes, also known as garlic mash in the UK, are a delicious side dish recipe that pair well with seafood, poultry or beef. This garlic mashed potatoes recipe makes a nice Thanksgiving side dish, or you can use the garlic mashed potato recipe as a topping for my Shepherd’s Pie.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serving Size: 8-10

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 cups cream or milk
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled
  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste


  1. Cut potatoes in half, then cut into cubes.
  2. Add potatoes to rapidly boiling water.
  3. Melt down butter in a sauce pot over low heat. Add minced garlic and stir about 2 minutes. Stir in cream. Bring cream to scalding point, stirring and watching. Do not boil over the cream or walk away.
  4. Once small bubbles start to form on the edge of pot, remove the cream mixture from heat. Set aside.
  5. Check potatoes for doneness after 20 minutes. When it breaks apart easily, they are ready, approximately 25 minutes.
  6. Strain potatoes, and then add them back into the pot.Using a wire whisk, add cream to potatoes, a little bit at a time, mashing and whisking to get the creamy consistency you want. You may not use all of the cream.
  7. Stir in grated parmesan cheese. Add about 1 tablespoon salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Variation: Add minced green onions and cabbage to turn this into an Irish colcannon recipe.

Recipe by Jason Hill /