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Make-Ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Prep Time

< 15 minutes


Total Time

< 30 minutes

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Per Serving

Gluten Free


3 pounds medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered

6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2-½ teaspoons salt, divided

1 cup whole buttermilk

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, cubed and divided

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Melted butter and minced fresh chives (optional)


  • 1.
    Combine potatoes, sliced garlic, 1 ½ teaspoons salt and water to cover in large stock pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2.
    Drain potatoes and garlic; place in large bowl. Add buttermilk, ½ cup cubed butter, garlic powder, pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth. Let cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days before serving.
  • 3.
    To serve, place cold mashed potatoes in microwaveable 2-quart covered baking dish. Top potatoes with remaining 2 tablespoons cubed butter. Heat on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir; heat on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in 2 tablespoons chives. Garnish with melted butter and chives.
  • 4.
    Prep Tip: Buttermilk may be replaced with 2/3 cup whole milk and ¼ cup sour cream.
  • 5.
    Prep Tip: Fresh garlic may be replaced with garlic powder. Increase total garlic powder from ½ teaspoon to 1-½ teaspoons and add as directed, while mashing potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving

Total Fat15g
Trans Fat.5g
Saturated Fat10g
Dietary Fiber3g