garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are packed with garlic flavor and have a buttery, smooth texture.garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are packed with garlic flavor and have a buttery, smooth texture.
garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are packed with garlic flavor and have a buttery, smooth texture.

There are two glorious things in life that should never be taken for granted : garlic and cheese.  When you combine the two, you get a magical, sublime package of flavor heaven delivered directly to your tastebuds.  Then, you add carbs (because the cheese and garlic need a vessel), and you get garlic parmesan mashed potatoes.  

creamy mashed potatoes loaded with garlic and parmesan cheese. easy to make and full of flavor, they're a quick potato side dish for any dinner occasion. | a flavor journal

We eat steak more often than we should, and I am a huge fan of having a starch side with red meat.  Mark makes a spicy, creamy brussels sprouts side that is to die for, so I have to prove myself with the starch side every time.

There’s probably a dozen variations of these garlic parmesan mashed potatoes that I’ve made, but this one is my current favorite.  We attended a friend’s holiday party last month, and they asked that we bring some sort of side.  I knew they were making Chateaubriand, prime rib, and lobster risotto … so I HAD to bring potatoes to go with the red meat.  Had to.

creamy mashed potatoes loaded with garlic and parmesan cheese. easy to make and full of flavor, they're a quick potato side dish for any dinner occasion. | a flavor journalI whipped up this version of garlic parmesan mashed potatoes, and received so many compliments from the entire group.  After being flattered by the positive feedback from everyone, Mark suggested I share the recipe I created on the blog.

So, here we are.  But for this particular recipe, I cut it down a bit.  I like staying true to making recipes for two people (with some leftovers), so this recipe will feed about 2-4 people!  I do highly recommend using petite golden potatoes for mashed potatoes, too.  

 

garlic parmesan mashed potatoes
Serves 2
creamy mashed potatoes loaded with garlic and parmesan cheese. easy to make and full of flavor, they're a quick potato side dish for any dinner occasion.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups quartered petite gold potatoes
  2. 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  3. 2 Tbsp. butter
  4. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  5. 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  6. 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  7. 1/4 cup parmesan
  8. 3 Tbsp. sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cut petite potatoes into quarters. In a deep pot, boil the quartered potatoes in salted water until you can easily slide a fork into them - about 12-15 minutes.
  2. Pour water and potatoes into a colander, discarding all water.
  3. Transfer potatoes back into the same pot they were boiled in. Immediately add minced garlic, and using a potato masher, mash the potatoes into the garlic.
  4. Mash in butter, then mash in cream.
  5. Switch to a large spoon, and stir in seasonings, parmsean, and sour cream. If you want the potatoes to have a creamier consistency, simply add more cream (or milk).
  6. Serve hot! Garnish with finely chopped chives for a beautiful presentation. Also top with a small slab of butter.
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