Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes are my jam! The russet potatoes are mashed just right and then smothered into some delicious garlic butter. This recipe should be on your Thanksgiving table along with your favorite side dishes! Doesn’t that sound heavenly? This is one mouthwatering recipe that will definitely have you coming back for more. So delicious, but let me stop taking it and show you how to make this garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes recipe!
Perfect Side Dish- Creamy mashed potatoes added with a side of buttermilk fried chicken and cornbread! Yep, where do I sign? I feel like this is an easy side dish to pair with another side dish. If that makes sense. Lol
Toddler Approved- Listen if you have a picky two-year-old like mine. You understand why these easy garlic mashed potatoes are a must-have on your table for a weeknight meal or on the holiday table. Either way, you won’t regret making it!
Extra Flavor- We all know that you can get prepackaged mashed potatoes from just about any local grocery store, but let’s remix it and make everything from scratch. I'm talking garlic cloves, black pepper, real butter, Parmesan cheese, guess what y’all. It tastes even better for leftovers any day of the week.
Here's a friendly rewrite of the recipe:
Start peeling, washing, and cutting your russet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. You'll need about 2 lbs of potatoes for this recipe.
In a pot, add your potatoes along with 2 cups of water or chicken broth.
Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of sea salt and add four chopped garlic cloves to the water.
Allow the potatoes to cook for approximately 25 minutes or until they can easily be broken apart with a fork.
Once cooked, drain the potatoes and transfer them to a bowl. Add five tablespoons of butter to the hot potatoes. Pour in ¼ cup of hot buttermilk.
Use an electric mixer to mix the potatoes until you reach your desired consistency.
Season with pepper and one teaspoon of sea salt, according to your taste.
Add one tablespoon of minced garlic and mix again.
Once everything is well blended, you're ready to enjoy your delicious mashed potatoes.
For an extra touch, garnish with parsley.
If you want to add an extra kick to your Parmesan garlic mashed potatoes, Add some sour cream or even cream cheese.
For garlic mashed potatoes, I love to use potatoes higher in starch, such as russet potatoes or Yukon potatoes. Using russet potatoes, give your mashed potatoes light and fluffy textured mash potatoes while using Yukon potatoes will give a buttery, creamy consistency.
When it comes down to making garlic mashed potatoes, we want to make sure our potatoes have as much flavor as we can possibly stand. When I make my mashed potatoes for me only. I always boil them in chicken broth because I like the extra flavor it gives. I have had times where if I were out of chicken broth, I would add water, but you can taste the difference in flavor. The potatoes boiled in chicken broth have much more flavor.
First, let me start off by saying this recipe is perfect for a Thanksgiving side dish. I would typically pair these mashed potatoes with my beef ribs or my buttermilk fried chicken. If you are looking for a vegetable, you should try Parmesan roasted broccoli with these garlic mashed potatoes.
Well, until next time folks
Last Updated on October 17, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: October 17, 2023
October 17, 2023