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Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Dash of Jazz

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes made easily with simple ingredients and no special tools.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, easy mashed potatoes, easy side dish, fluffy mashed potatoes, southern-style mashed potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 5 large red potatoes cut in halves
  • ½ cup butter cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic minced, pressed or grated
  • cup shredded parmesan
  • ¾ cup milk I usually use unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley OR 2 tablespoons fresh
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 blades fresh chive chopped (optional)


  1. Add potatoes, sea salt, and enough water to cover potatoes to a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until you can slide a knife into a potato and it easily slides off (about 20 minutes).
  2. Turn off heat. Drain most of water from potatoes then smash them with a wooden spoon. Add remaining ingredients and mix very well to incorporate all ingredients and create smoother texture.

  3. Put back on medium low heat for up to five more minutes then serve. Garnish with fresh chive, if desired.