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Easy Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Easy Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes are made with russet potatoes that are boiled then mashed with garlic, butter, sour cream, almond milk and fresh chives.
garlic buttery mashed potatoes in a large serving dish that's topped with fresh chives and served with a wooden serving spoon.

The easiest garlic mashed potatoes

If you are looking for a really simple way to make mashed potatoes, then you’ve come to the right place. These buttery garlic mashed potatoes are very quick and easy to make and taste great with any meal.

I paired these Easy Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes with my Valentine’s Day Menu this year that I served with baked lobster tails and air fried asparagus! The perfect meal to enjoy this love day.

three russet potatoes that have been peeled sitting on a brown cutting board on a marble countertop.

Ingredients in easy mashed potatoes

Simplicity is key when it comes to creating the best homemade mashed potatoes, that’s why we’re sticking with just a few ingredients!

  • russet potatoes
  • butter
  • almond milk
  • sour cream
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh chives- for topping!

How to make mashed potatoes

Peel and chop potatoes into 1 inch cubes and then add to a pot that’s filled with water. Make sure there is about 1 inch of water above the potatoes so they properly boil. Add in about 1 tsp of sea salt and then turn on the heat to medium/low. Once the water starts to boil, set the timer for 10 minutes and let potatoes boil until fork tender. Drain the water and return potatoes to the pot or add to a bowl.

While the potatoes are still hot, add in the butter, almond milk, sour cream, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mash with a potato masher until there are little to no chunks left. Taste the mashed potatoes and add in more salt and pepper if necessary.

Serve the mashed potatoes with freshly chopped chives and enjoy!

garlic buttery mashed potatoes in a large serving dish that's topped with fresh chives sitting on a grey and white background.

Meals to eat these mashed potatoes with:

Easy Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Easy Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes are made with russet potatoes that are boiled then mashed with garlic, butter, sour cream, almond milk and fresh chives.
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PREP TIME:
10
COOK TIME:
25
TOTAL TIME:
35
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled then chopped
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, fresh or from jar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

10 servings

Directions

  1. Start by peeling the russet potatoes, then chopping into 1inch cubes.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and then add in the potatoes. Make sure there is about 1 inch of water above the potatoes so they properly boil. Add in about 1 tsp of sea salt and then turn on the heat to medium/low and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once the water starts to boil, set the timer for 10 minutes and let potatoes boil until fork tender. Drain the water and return the potatoes to the pot or add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. While the potatoes are still hot, add in the butter, almond milk, sour cream, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mash with a potato masher until there are little to no chunks left. Taste the mashed potatoes and add in more salt and pepper if necessary.
  4. When the potatoes are seasoned to your liking, serve with freshly chopped chives and enjoy!

Notes

Mashed potatoes are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoyed within 4 days.

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