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Garlic Parsley Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


You won’t be able to find a better recipe than this one for smooth, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, and you can make it in less than 30 minutes.


  • 910 small golden potatoes (approx. 1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste


  1. Scrub the potatoes well, removing any bad spots or eyes that you see. If any are larger than the others, cut in half to make sure they cook evenly. 
  2. Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with water and a pinch of salt. Place on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a strong simmer and cook until fork tender, about 10-12 minutes. 
  3. Drain, then mash well in the same pot. Or, puree mixture in the pot with an immersion blender to make it even smoother.
  4. Stir in butter and milk, and continue to stir until mixture is smooth. 
  5. Stir in garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Sides

Keywords: garlic, parsley, mashed potatoes, potato