Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes in Pot

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Perfectly easy and classic creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes made with red bliss potatoes, garlic, milk and butter in just 30 minutes. The perfect side dish for any occasion.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


  1. Scrub the potatoes (do not peel them) clean and cut them into quarters.
  2. Crush the garlic by putting it on a cutting board and either using a heavy plate or the flat of your knife and crushing with your palm.
  3. Place the potatoes and garlic into a large stockpot, covered with water by about two inches.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20-25 minutes or until fork tender.

  5. Drain the water very well, then add in the butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  6. Mash well with a potato masher until creamy, about 3-5 minutes.