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Best Fluffy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This garlic mashed potatoes is the ultimate potato dish for your next meal or spread. It is light, buttery and fluffy. And I got you covered with loads of tips for the perfect mashed potatoes Every.Single.Time.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 2 pound(900g) potatoes peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper


  • Cut peeled potatoes into long strips. Rinse them under running water. Put them in a stainless steel pan and cover them with water. Add the garlic cloves and salt.
  • Heat the pan in medium and let the water come to a rolling boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Drain the water and heat the potatoes on high for a minute or two so the water evaporates.
  • Turn the heat off and mash the potatoes using a potato masher. Add the butter and keep on mashing until it's mixed well and smooth.
  • Add the milk and whisk it into the mash until it's fluffy and light. Add ground pepper and check seasoning. Add more salt if needed.


Can be refrigerated in airtight container for upto 3 days. 
Add a dash of milk and reheat when using.