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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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  • READY IN 45 mins

Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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"These red-skinned mashed potatoes are just the creamiest. They are always a hit with company. Just a warning: they are addictive!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Add 1 teaspoon of the crushed garlic to the water for flavor. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
  2. Drain the potatoes, and add the butter. Mash until the butter is melted. Mix in the half-and-half, sugar, steak seasoning, garlic powder and remaining garlic. Mix potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 28, 2007

Do NOT add sugar

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2007

I made this last night and was very disappointed, unfortunately. The sugar ruined the whole dish in my (and my family's) opinion. In fact, my sister and I sampled the potatoes before I added any ingredients (just the boiled potatoes, to which I added salt) and we thought they were delicious. Once I added the rest of the ingredients I regretted it. I would make them again with 2X the liquid, using milk instead of half and half, and not quite so much butter and omit the sugar completely. Gotta give props to the rest of your dinner menu, though. I made the meatloaf and green beans - they were a hit! I think I will adopt the meatloaf recipe as my own. I hate meatloaf (unfortunately I'm the only one in my family) and this one was devoured by everyone including me! The Peach cobbler didn't turn out - but then again, baking has never been my fortè.

May 23, 2008

Oh my gosh! these were amazing! The best mashed potatoes i have ever had. I just made a few changes because some things i didn't have. I did not use any sugar because I am not big on sweet. While boiling I used 1 tsp of garlic powder and 1 tsp of garlic salt. I also added a pinch of salt and pinch of ground pepper. Then when i was mashing the potatoes i added 2 tsp of garlic salt, 1 tsp of garlic powder, and 1 tsp of the steak seasonings. Then to make it pretty I added a few shakes of parsley. I made gravy with these and they didn't even need it at all! If you like your potatoes very flavorful this is the way to go. My picky roommates DEVOURED them. Thanks for the awesome idea :)

Aug 01, 2006

To make it a little easire, i crush several cloves of garlic and add to the cooking water with the potatoes..when done, drain and mash all together...the garlic will be tender & sweet and it's all right there...Also, I heat the butter and cream some before adding to the mashed potatoes.

Nov 24, 2007

I love these potatoes! Only changes...I omit the sugar add 2 tsp garlic to the potatoes/cooking water, and then also GENTLY warm my half and half with 2 additional tsp minced garlic before adding it to the potato mixture. This is one of those recipes I make over and over again!

Sep 16, 2007

I love garlic and these were delish! I forgot to dice the potatoes before cooking (didn't matter in the end), I also added all of the crushed garlic to the boiling water to make it easier to mash with the potatoes. I didn't add the sugar but did add a bit of salt and used milk instead of the cream. No need for gravy for these spuds!

Aug 14, 2006

Absolutely awesome. Made the recipe exactly as stated, except I used heavy cream instead of half and half, and I omitted the sugar. Phenomenal!

Jan 09, 2007

The best mashed potatoes I've ever had!!! But BEWARE, and only put in 1 tablespoon of sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 548 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.3 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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