This Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe Has An Unexpected Surprise by Ann Marie Patitucci

Side Dishes Vegetables
a year ago

This Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe Has An Unexpected Surprise

I love carbs. Bring me all the carbs, especially potatoes. Garlic mashed potatoes are among my favorites. That said, some mashed potato recipes are far better than others. This one is delicious. The potatoes are creamy with just the right amount of garlic flavor. They’re a big hit among carb lovers, picky eaters and dinner guests. This recipe is easy and on the table in just 30 minutes.

As you make your holiday dinner plans, I highly recommend adding these garlic mashed potatoes to your menu as a side dish. The addition of steak seasoning really is an unexpected surprise! If you’re having a larger group, just double it.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 red or white potatoes, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic (divided), or to taste
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon steak seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover them. Add 1 teaspoon crushed garlic, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper to the water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  2. Drain the potatoes and add butter. Mash them until butter is melted. Mix in half and half, steak seasoning, garlic powder and remaining crushed garlic. Mix ingredients with an electric mixer or mash with a potato masher until smooth (no lumps!).

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Elisa Schmitz
Love the idea of adding steak seasoning to your mashed potatoes! I just made a mashed potato bake with bleu cheese and will be submitting the recipe soon. Everyone loved it. Thanks for this easy recipe!
Garlic mashed are the best potatoes.
Julio Caro
Thanks For Sharing.....

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