Garlic mashed potatoes

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15 min


6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 6 medium potatoes , about 1 kg
  • 4 garlic cloves , peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white or black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour cream


  • Peel potatoes and cut in half. Place in a large saucepan along with whole garlic cloves. Cover potatoes with water. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium or medium-low and boil gently, partially covered, until potatoes are fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Then drain well, if needed. Turn into a bowl.
  • Mash potatoes with garlic cloves using a potato masher or by putting them through a ricer. Stir in remaining ingredients. If not warm enough, return to saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until hot. Or heat in the microwave on medium until they are as warm as you like.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 132,
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g,
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 425 mg.

Creamy, comforting mashed potatoes with garlic are a luxurious side dish for any roast.