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

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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