Silky Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Silky Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Perfect mashed potatoes every time? This recipe will make it happen!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

6
medium boiling potatoes (2 pounds)
6
garlic cloves, peeled
1/3
cup milk
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  1. Scrub potatoes. Leave skins on, if desired, or peel thinly and remove eyes. Leave whole or cut into large pieces.
  2. Heat 1 inch water (salted if desired) to boiling; add potatoes and garlic. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook whole potatoes 30 to 35 minutes, potato pieces 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Shake pan gently over low heat to dry potatoes.
  3. Mash potatoes in medium bowl until no lumps remain. Add milk in small amounts, beating after each addition. (Amount of milk needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on kind of potatoes used.)
  4. Add butter, salt and pepper. Beat vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy. If desired, dot with butter or sprinkle with paprika, chopped fresh parsley, watercress or chives.
Makes 4 servings (about 1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
If you’re not into garlic, go ahead and leave it out. The potatoes will still be heavenly!
Planned-Overs
Just a bit of potatoes left over? Use them to add thickness—and flavor—to your next vegetable soup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 305
    • (Calories from Fat 110 ),
  • Total Fat 12 g
    • (Saturated Fat 7 g,),
  • Cholesterol 30 mg;
  • Sodium 400 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4 g,
  • Protein 5 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.