Garlic and Cream Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This dish is a great time saver, since it can be prepared totally in advance and reheated just before the meal. It's also great because you can play around with the seasonings to suit your family's taste ie: more garlic, or onion, or both! I also think the flavor of these potatoes tastes great using the low fat versions of cream cheese and sour cream. However, when I make these for holiday meals such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, I sometimes use regular sour cream and cream cheese. If I'm using chives for garnish, I like to mix in about 1/4 cup right into the cream cheese/sour cream mixture as I heat it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and cook potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, heat cream cheese, sour cream, milk and 2-4 tsp of the spice of your choice, over low heat until smooth.
  5. After potatoes are drained, return to pot and begin to mash a bit with a potato masher.
  6. Add half of the cream cheese mixture, and continue mashing, adding more of the liquid as needed.
  7. Combine well, add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Spoon mixture into a light greased 2 qt caserole dish.
  9. At this point, the dish can be covered and refrigerated until ready to use.
  10. Remove potatoes from fridge about 30 minutes before baking.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Remove cover and bake for about an hour, or until heated through.
  13. Top with chopped scallions or chives, and serve.
Most Helpful

Not only does this taste great but it nice because it can be made ahead of time which is a great time server when company is coming.

Audrey M January 18, 2004

I love make ahead dishes, and this one did not disappoint. Next time I will put small pieces of butter on top during the reheating phase just to keep them moist. Thank you.

Katanashrp March 24, 2013

This is a great recipe to have on hand, can do ahead and tastes great too. I used garlic powder in the recipe then finished it off with finely chopped green onions. Is a definate keeper

Latchy September 10, 2004