Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Copycat)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Applebee's has THE best mashed potatoes. I found this knock-off recipe on We had it last year for Christmas and it was just heavenly.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs red potatoes
  • 12 cup milk
  • 14 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 14 cup garlic (whole cloves)


  1. Place a single layer of garlic cloves on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil and wrap tightly.
  2. Roast in 400F degree preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes or until soft.
  3. Unwrap and let cool until touchable.
  4. Peel cloves and mash with potatoes when they are ready.
  5. Wash and rinse potatoes under cold water.
  6. It is not necessary to peel potatoes, unless you desire.
  7. In large sauce pan (or pot), bring red potatoes to a slow boil for approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and drain in colander.
  9. In pan or bowl, combine potatoes, peeled and roasted garlic cloves, and all other ingredients and mash with a potato masher.
  10. Keep warm.


Most Helpful

These are the best!!! I love these mashed potatoes and since i got pregnant they are all i want to eat but can not afford to go to applebees so much they taste just like applebees!!

babilicious141 November 26, 2010

A fantastic and accurate clone. I will most definitely be making this again.
I didn't have any heavy cream on hand, so I substituted additional milk for heavy cream and added an extra tablespoon of butter to maintain the fat content.

TypoEmpress September 15, 2010

So delish :) my boyfriend & i both thought it tasted pretty darn close to applebees-the only thing i will differently is to make the potatoes a little more lumpy (more like applebees)

chef amelia bedelia March 07, 2010

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