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Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic


Mashed Potatoes With Garlic

Mashed Red Potatoes With Garlic

Photo of Garlic Mashed Potatoes © Diana Rattray
The garlic adds flavor, but you can leave it out if you prefer, or add a little fresh chopped parsley and chives.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or half-and-half, warmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Scrub potatoes and cut into small chunks. Put potatoes and the sliced garlic in a medium saucepan; cover with water and add salt. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and drain well. Pour into a bowl and mash with the butter and milk or half-and-half. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4 to 6.

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