Big Daddy's Garlic-Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is SO good. A recipe from the 2008 Next Food Network Star, Aaron McCargo Jr. The recipe as it is published on the FN website has a couple typos in the ingredient quantities. I'll post my corrections here.


  1. Wash red potatoes well, as you will leave the skin on. Quarter the potatoes and cover with water. Boil until fork tender. Drain the water, and place potatoes back into pan.
  2. In a saucepan, heat heavy cream, butter and garlic. Bring to a light simmer then turn off the heat and add to the potatoes.
  3. Mash potatoes, and add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cheese and mix.
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OMG!!!! These potatoes are amazing. Rich and creamy! That being said...these potatoes are definately a once a year recipe. The amount of fat is staggering for us. But they are worth every mouthful!!!! I used our home grown hard neck garlic in this...and my oh my....mmmm!!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I too watched the series...and hoped he would win. I would love to try some of his BBQ!

luvcook'n September 08, 2008