These creamy garlic mashed potatoes are absolutely delicious. You won’t even need to add gravy. The red potato skins add so much flavor! This recipe was simple, and flavorful. It is a great recipe that you can tweak the ingredients to your liking. Add it to any main dish and you will have perfect Sunday family meal. This has become a family favorite and goes along great with meat loaf, steak or chicken. I am sure your family will love these garlic mashed red potatoes as much as mine did.
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
- Small Red Potatoes
- Garlic Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
- Sour Cream
How To Make Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes
This mashed potato recipe is so easy. It only requires 7 ingredients that most people have around the house. Just add red potatoes, garlic, butter, milk, sour cream, black pepper and garlic salt. The first thing you will want to do is bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. I prefer to use a 6 quart cooking pot with a lid.
While you are waiting for the water to boil. You will want to quarter the red potatoes and set aside. Once the water starts to boil you will add the minced garlic and potatoes to the water and cover. After about ten minute check the potatoes to see if they are tender. Typically the cooking time on the potatoes is 10-15 minutes.
Once the red potatoes are done cooking. Combine potatoes with butter, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Mash together until smooth and creamy. I like to use my Kitchenaid mixer and mix them on low. You can also use a potato masher or hand mixer. Once the garlic mashed potatoes are mixed to your liking your can garnish with parsley, cheddar cheese or freshly grated parmesan cheese.
What Kind Of Potatoes Should I Use.
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes work best with small red potatoes. But if for some reason you are unable to find them at the grocery store. Yukon gold potatoes are a good substitute. You can also use russet potatoes, but be sure that you peel them before boiling them. Generally the russet potatoes skins do not taste good in the mashed potatoes.
- Milk: Replace the milk with buttermilk, heavy cream, or half and half. Use the same amount called for in the recipe.
- Sour Cream: Replace the sour cream with 1/4 cup of plain cream cheese. For a healthier version, you can substitute the sour cream with plain yogurt.
- Water: Instead of boiling the potatoes in water. Cover them in about 4 cups of chicken broth. While cooking the broth will soak into the potatoes and add a lot of flavor. This is a great way to add a huge flavor boost.
- If you feel like the potatoes are a little dry. Add more milk to make them creamier. Then top with fresh parsley and ENJOY!
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes Recipe
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
- 2 lbs small red potatoes (quartered)
- 2 tsp garlic (minced)
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¾ cup milk (warmed)
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
- In a large pot fill ½ of the way up with water or enough to cover potatoes by about an inch. Add a pinch of salt and minced garlic. Over high heat bring the water to a boil.
- Meanwhile, wash and cut the potatoes into quarters.
- Once the water begins to boil add the quartered potatoes to the large pot and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 10-15 minutes. Drain, and place in a large bowl.
- Place the milk in a microwave save cup or bowl. Microwave for about 45 seconds. Just enough to warm the milk up. Remove and set aside.
- Combine potatoes with butter, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Mash together until smooth and creamy. I like to use my Kitchenaid mixer and mix them on low. You can also use a potato masher or hand mixer.
- Serve while hot and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!
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