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Top down view of a bowl with mashed red potatoes, garnished with twigs of fresh parsley.
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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, European
Keyword garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 305kcal
Author Victor

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red potatoes about 4 large potatoes; scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 head garlic (cloves separated and peeled)
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or broth, or water)
  • 8 Tbsp butter (1 stick, softened)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup light cream warmed up
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley whole twigs or chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Drop the potatoes and the garlic cloves in a sauce pan. 
  • Add the chicken or vegetable stock. 
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Drain. Add the butter and the spices.
  • Using a potato masher, or a large fork, smash the potatoes and the garlic. Keep working until the butter, salt, pepper, and cream are blended in.
  • Give the potatoes a quick stir. Serve hot garnished with parsley. Optionally, reserve some melted butter, about 2 tablespoons, and pour it on top before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg