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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

It always surprises me how fast October comes and goes and then before you know it Thanksgiving has already arrived. We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a bunch of delicious recipes to fill out your whole meal plan for the holidays! First up, my favorite side – a garlic mashed potatoes recipe!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Delicious and easy rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes from scratch recipe. A perfect side dish to compliment your Thanksgiving dinner.


  • 5 pounds of red potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tbs butter


Cube (and peel, if desired) red potatoes. Place in a large pan and cover with water and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

In a small sauce pan combine heavy cream, garlic cloves, butter, and rosemary. Over a low heat, warm mixture for 15 minutes. Do not let boil. Remove Rosemary sprig and set aside.

Drain your potatoes and place in mixer. Mash your potatoes until there is no lumps. Slowly add in heavy cream mixture. Continue mixing until potatoes are creamy, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Yummy rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes recipe

We will be sharing more recipes from our Thanksgiving feast! Check back for a roasted turkey recipe, yummy rolls, and stuffing baked in an acorn squash! They all pair wonderfully with our garlic mashed potatoes recipe for a full Thanksgiving meal everyone will enjoy.

Yummy rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes recipe

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? 

Heather Jacobs

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wed wow these look so good. I love anything potato so this is definitely going on my make it list!


Sunday 22nd of November 2015

Looks delicious! :-)

Amber Edwards

Thursday 19th of November 2015

Mashed potatoes are my favorite part of Thanksgiving, next to the pies of course! It always has to be garlic mashed potatoes with a rich creamy texture. Yum!


Thursday 19th of November 2015

I always use cream and butter in my potatoes. Makes them taste delicious!


Thursday 19th of November 2015

We needed an idea for Thanksgiving, and this looks like an amazing side. I love this kicked up version of mashed potatoes, I am sure the addition of garlic gives it a great kick.

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