Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

April 19: National Garlic Day

Mashed potatoes were served often at mealtime in Highlander’s household while he was growing up. Once in a while, his Mum would get creative with this simple side staple by mixing in grated cheese or seasoning it with different herbs and spices. Reminiscent of those extra touches that Mum did to make everyday mashed potatoes more special for the family, and inspired by National Garlic Day, our blog post features a tasty recipe for garlic mashed potatoes.


(Adapted from The Food Network)


  • 3 large potatoes, washed, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper


Place the cubed potatoes in a large boiling pot and cover with enough water. Bring to a boil over the stove top, then lower the heat to medium and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Strain the potatoes and set aside. Using the same pot, add the oil and sauté lightly the garlic and rosemary. Remove from heat and add the drained potatoes. Stir until the potatoes are blended well with the spices. Pour in the milk and mash the potatoes with the salt and pepper. Whip the potatoes with a hand mixer for a smoother consistency.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes