Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes is the ultimate comfort food! Creamy mashed potatoes has been lightened up with low fat milk, butter and a mild flavor of garlic is an easy recipe our Mom use to make.
We used only half stick of butter and low fat milk to keep the calories and fat down. However, if you opt for a more buttery flavor in your mashed potatoes, then I recommend one stick of Smart Balance Butter, it will give you that flavor without all the calories and fat.
Also, if you love a punch of garlic flavor, just adjust and add more garlic powder. This recipe for garlic mashed potatoes is so simple and easy to make. Enjoy!
Here's a Tip: Try cooking one dish for dinner early in the morning. I usually do this while I am making breakfast for the family. I make my mashed potatoes in the morning, leave them covered and leave for work. When I return home, I finish them off and reheat them right before serving.
Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 6 medium Idaho potatoes or ( 3 giant potatoes from Costco)
- 4 Tbsp. of salted organic butter ( 1/2 stick) or Smart Butter
- 1 cup of low fat milk
- 1/2 tsp. organic garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
Using a large pot, peel and cut potatoes in quarters.
Add about 6 cups of water, or just until the water covers the potatoes.
Add some salt to the water. On high heat.
Cover and bring to boil. Boil potatoes for 1/2 hour, or until you can poke a fork easily through the potatoes.
Drain the potatoes and bring back into the pot.
Add the butter and begin to mash them. Continue to mash until smooth texture.
Add the milk, garlic powder and salt. Adjust the salt if needed.
Mix well. And serve!