creamy garlic mashed potatoes

these mashed potatoes are the creamiest, most flavorful potatoes that you will ever eat! they are made with only 5 ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen, and cooked up in 30 minutes!

creamy garlic mashed potatoes

yields: 6 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 20 minutes


3 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes

1 head of roasted garlic

1 stick butter

¾ cup heavy cream, warmed

¾ sour cream

1 tsp. kosher salt + more to taste

freshly ground black pepper

optional: freshly chopped parsley and/or chives


  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.

  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the mashed up roasted garlic, allowing it to infuse while the potatoes cook.

  • In a large pot, add the potatoes and enough water to cover them. Generously season with salt.

  • Bring the water to a rolling boil and let cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.

  • Drain the potatoes – removing ALL excess liquid – return to the pot and mash.

  • Pour in the melted garlic-butter and salt.

  • Using a hand mixer, beat until whipped and butter is incorporated, about 2 minutes.

  • Pour in the warm heavy cream and continue mixing for another 2 minutes, until smooth.

  • Add the sour cream and mix on the lowest setting until creamy.

  • Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a serving dish and serve hot!

  • Optional: top with freshly chopped parsley and/or chives.

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