These homemade mashed potatoes are easy and delicious. This garlic mashed potato recipe is amazing with gravy but has plenty of flavors to devour without it too!
These rustic garlic mashed potatoes will be a hit at your next family dinner. The intense garlic and parmesan flavors pair perfectly with the mashed potatoes, with or without gravy!
If I’m ever questioning my kids what I should make for dinner, these are always on top of the list. Some families really prefer rice but my family, it’s potatoes all the way!
Potatoes are easy and so versatile!!
I love potatoes because they’re so versatile. They are one of my favorite vegetables to experiment with. They adapt to so many different flavors and styles of cooking. You can mash them many different ways, fry them, bake them, and roast them, and my family likes them every time. Boo-yah!
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If your little kids or you family is a little squeamish about garlic flavor, this is a great way to give them some exposure. You might want to go a little lighter on the garlic than the recipe calls for but we love garlic around here. You can reduce the garlic by a teaspoon or so and they’d probably still be great!
I used pre-shredded parmesan in this recipe but you can certainly grate your own or use a mix of cheeses. Sometimes I’m certain I have enough parmesan in the fridge but find that I don’t. You can use mild cheddar, gouda, or even mozzarella in these potatoes. If you find your family likes more cheese, by all means, double the amount of cheese. As long as you have enough salt and garlic flavoring, and have enough milk, you can play around with all kinds of different cheese flavors.
Wondering what to serve these delicious potatoes with? Try a crispy baked chicken breast or and easy pot roast. Honestly, It works as a side dish with just about anything. Here’s the recipe to my Crock Pot Roast.
Another great side with a roast and these potatoes are my Garlic Pull Apart Bread. Heavenly!
- You can use just about any potato or even a mix of potatoes
- The smaller you cut your potatoes, the faster it will cook
- Â Salt the water your boil your potatoes in
- A hand potato masher will you give you more rustic mashed potatoes
- A handheld mixer or a kitchen aid will give you super creamy mashed potatoes
- You can leave the peels on or take them off, whichever you prefer
Rustic mashed potatoes with intense garlic and creamy parmesan flavor. A great side to just about any dish!
- 5 lbs Red Potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon Salt for Boiling Water
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 2/3 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Salt
- 3-4 Teaspoons Garlic Powder (depending on how intense you want the flavor)
- 1/2 Cup Cream or Whole Milk
Clean the Red Potatoes and cut into 1" cubes.
Place in a pot and boil the water.
Boil potatoes for 20-30 minutes or until the potato is soft but not mushy. You'll know it has cooked long enough when you stick a fork in the potato and the potato doesn't stay on the fork when you lift it.
Drain the water off the potatoes. Add the remaining ingredients.
Mash potatoes. You can add a pat of butter and chopped parsley to finish it off. Enjoy!
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