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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

They are always the favorite dish on thanksgiving in my family. The butter and cream cheese helps to make the potatoes light and fluffy while the garlic gives them a kick of flavor.
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, garlic, mashed potatoes, potato, russet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 233kcal


  • pounds Russet potatoes, about 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, brought to room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chopped chives


  • Rinse and peel the potatoes then cut into 1½” chunks. In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a rolling boil.
  • Cook the potatoes until they are tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes completely.
  • Add a few potatoes at a time to a free standing mixer or a large bowl if using a handheld mixer.
  • Depending on the size of the mixer the mashing may have to be done in batches. After potatoes are mashed, beat in the cream cheese, butter and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Continue to mix the potatoes on medium speed until all ingredients are combined and the mashed potatoes are creamy not chunky.
  • Serve in a large serving bowl and garnish with chives.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg