Skip to Content

Garlic mashed potatoes

Medically reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Serves 8

Dietitian Tip

Russet potatoes, with their low moisture and high starch content, are excellent potatoes for mashing. But other types of potatoes, such as Yukon gold potatoes and round white or round red potatoes, will work too but will make a stickier mash.


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 garlic cloves, separated and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon trans fat-free margarine
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


In a large stockpot, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and return to the stockpot.

In a small saucepan, cover the garlic with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the garlic.

In a food processor or blender, combine the garlic and milk. Puree until smooth. Add the pureed garlic and the margarine to the potatoes. Mash to desired consistency. Season with black pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 1 cup
Carbohydrate30 g
Fiber2 g
Protein4 g
Sodium36 mg
Monounsaturated FatTrace
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Fat2 g

© 1998-2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of use