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Garlic-Herb Mashed Potatoes

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 14
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From go-to comfort food to MVP of the Thanksgiving table, our homemade garlic mashed potatoes know how to dress up a plate. Complete with a myriad of herbs, butter and garlic, it's easy to see why these garlic mashed potatoes are a fan-favorite. Don't be shy about topping these mouthwatering creamy, garlic mashed potatoes with your favorite extras! Gravy, butter, cheese or even just a little salt and pepper work incredibly well with our garlic mashed potatoes base. If you're debating making a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich, it goes without saying that these creamy garlic mashed potatoes must be included.
Updated Aug 17, 2021
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  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into fourths
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1
    Place potatoes in 4-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover potatoes. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash with potato masher or electric mixer on low speed.
  • 2
    While potatoes are cooking, melt butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook garlic in butter 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently and being careful not to brown butter, until garlic is very soft. Stir in milk and herbs. Cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 3
    Add milk mixture to mashed potatoes; beat until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Mash potatoes with a hand masher, or if using an electric mixer, mix on low speed. Mixing on high speed can make the texture pasty.
  • tip 2
    To avoid last-minute preparation, the creamy garlic mashed potatoes can be made up to 4 hours ahead and kept warm in a slow cooker set on Low. Spray the inside of the cooker with cooking spray before adding the potatoes.
  • tip 3
    Russet potatoes are low in moisture and high in starch, making them good for baking and mashing.


115 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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