Mashed Potatoes Recipe

So you have your turkey. You have your gravy. What’s missing? Could it be any more obvious? Mashed potatoes are a staple at any holiday dinner. Besides, what were you going to do with all that gravy?

Here’s a simple recipe for creamy garlic mashed potatoes you can have with your turkey gravy, or — if you’re not into gravy — all by itself. Thanks to Food Network for this recipe.


  • 3 ½ lbs. Russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 ounces grated parmesan cheese

Mashed Potato: Directions

  1. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  2. Place potatoes in a saucepan. Cover with water and add salt. Bring the potatoes to a rolling boil. Cook until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork.
  3. Heat the half and half and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water. Mash and add the garlic-cream mixture and parmesan; stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes so that mixture thickens. Serve.

Thanks to this creamy mashed potato recipe, you too can enjoy some potatoes with your meal this holiday season — or year round!

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