Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , , ,

Here's a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table!  SO easy to make, and very difficult to mess up. 

Time: 1 hour

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
  • 1.5 teaspoons finely chopped chives
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup fat-free milk (I used fat-free Lactaid)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  1. Scrub potatoes thoroughly, leaving on as much of the skin as you can.
  2. Add 3 cups of water and half of the salt to a medium-large pot - bring to a boil.
  3. When the water is boiling, add the potatoes and cover them - let them boil until they start to pop open a little, about 30 mins (this makes it really easy to mash them!). 
  4. Strain the potatoes, but put the pot back on the stove so the water dries out.
  5. In the dried pot, add the garlic slices and butter - let it melt for about 30 seconds. 
  6. Add the potatoes back into the pot, the milk, remaining salt, black pepper, and chives.
  7. Mix the potatoes continuously allowing all of the ingredients to incorporate.   You want to press down any lumps of potato so the mixture is smooth.  This should take about 5 mins if the potatoes boiled long enough.
  8. Sprinkle a little smoked paprika for garnish (optional) and enjoy!