Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3   medium baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
whole milk, start with 1 Tablespoon, at room temperature or warmed
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste





In a medium saucepan, cook the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the saucepan.

Add the butter, sour cream and garlic. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or the back of a fork until the ingredients are blended. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the potatoes are the desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.

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Reader Comments:


Wonderful as all the recipes I've tried from Miss Paula! Kind of wondering if all the "terrible" reviews from "anonymous" have been biased or "operator error" as this recipe is very easy and super delicious!!!!

By tgons on December 03, 2012


Loved this recipe!! Made it for the first time today and my family loved it!!

By DixieDarlin on July 31, 2012


it was terrible!

By Anonymous on January 04, 2012



By BlueEyes on December 19, 2011


Paula! Thank you this year im using all your recipes for my holiday dinners

By josie corrales on November 19, 2011


This was a fabulous recipe it was amazing

By Ruby on September 25, 2011


I'm 13 years old.. I'm probably made these about 5 times since I saw the recipe. once I got comfprtable making them, I started adding my own "touch" to the recipe. I used cream cheese in mine as well as all of the other ingredients.. 2 words: SO GOOD:) Thanks Paula!

By Bella(: on July 04, 2011


Paula, U R THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!

By cheryl a lamprey on January 20, 2011


Thanks Paula Deen! This was my first time making mashed potatoes from scratch & it won't be the last! Very very good!

By Anonymous on November 25, 2010


By Anonymous on September 28, 2010


From the very first time I made this recipe my whole family was in love with it. I even got distracted one time with the kids and forgot to drain the water from the potatoes (luckily there wasn't very much), threw everything in, started mashing, and they still turned out fantastic. So simple, yet super delicious. This is now the only recipe I use.

By WifeyJo on August 11, 2010


By Anonymous on February 14, 2010


Tried this recipe for the first time this Thanksgiving and I LOVED it! It was a success at dinner. Very simple recipe to follow and the garlic adds just the right kick to it. Thank you Paula!

By Anonymous on November 29, 2009


The best mashed potatoes ever. I made this for some company and recieved outstanding compliments.

By djparker03 on July 04, 2009

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