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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Heavy Cream

  • Author: Tonya | The Midwest Kitchen Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: boiling
  • Cuisine: American


Rich and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes made with 6 ingredients. These Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are exceptionally rich and creamy and are the perfect holiday or weeknight side dish.


  • 5 small russet potatoes

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Peel and cut your russet potatoes into large chunks. Rinse them to get all the starch off, then put them in a medium sized-pot of cold water to boil. Starting with cold water allows the potatoes to boil more evenly. 

  2. Boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender, 15 – 20 minutes. Drain the water. 

  3. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the potatoes with minced garlic. Then add in the butter. Continue mashing until the potatoes are smooth and not grainy and separated anymore. 

  4. Mix in the salt, black pepper, and heavy whipping cream, until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. 

  5. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Enjoy!


Mashed potatoes can last a few days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

You can reheat your mashed potatoes on the stove with a few tablespoons of heavy whipping cream or milk.

Keywords: creamy garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes, russet potatoes, side dish, holiday, holiday side dish, meat and potatoes

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