Restaurant-Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is one of the most popular recipes from my blog, Delicious as it Looks. Who doesn't love the mashed potatoes served at restaurants? Now you can make them at home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot or dutch oven. Add enough water to cover the potatoes. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. When potatoes pierce easily with a paring knife, remove from heat and drain. Add potatoes to the bowl with the other ingredients and mix on medium speed until mostly smooth (there may be some lumps, but we usually don't mind that). Serve.
Most Helpful

Red potatoes are in the WAXY category and usually considered a good choice for mashing. STARCHY varieties like Russet make a fluffy mash.

Old Dog Chef December 04, 2015

I haven't tried this yet but it looks delish. Only thing is I do not like skins left on my potatoes so I'll make it without. Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

tanyassm July 19, 2015

What a lovely recipe, I made it two ways one exactly as written for me and one made without the garlic for my dh. Both versions were well received. The potatoes were light, fluffy and full of flavor. The texture was excellent, thanks for sharing a recipe that i will make again. Made for New Kids on the Block

Baby Kato May 21, 2013