Garlicky Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Vegan Delight

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Vegan Delight
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegan diet


Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes are a delicious and flavorful side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. The combination of creamy mashed potatoes with the bold flavor of garlic makes this dish a favorite among many.


Mashed potatoes have been a staple in many cuisines for centuries. The addition of garlic to mashed potatoes is a popular variation that adds a unique and savory flavor to the dish.


How to prepare

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add the potatoes and whole garlic cloves.
  2. Cook on medium-high for 8–10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain and transfer the potatoes and garlic into a large bowl, or back into the pot you cooked them in.
  4. Add the soy milk, olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper, and mash well.


  • Add roasted garlic for a deeper and sweeter garlic flavor.
  • Mix in some grated Parmesan cheese for a cheesy twist.
  • Stir in some chopped fresh herbs, such as chives or thyme, for added freshness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Leaving the skins on the potatoes will not only save you time but also increase the fiber content of the dish.

- Be sure to cook the potatoes until they are tender to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your personal taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Garlicky Mashed Potatoes alongside roasted chicken, grilled steak, or a hearty stew for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

Mashing the potatoes with a potato masher or a fork will give you a chunkier texture, while using a hand mixer or a food processor will result in a smoother consistency.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use regular dairy milk instead of soy milk.

- Substitute vegetable oil or butter for the olive oil.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the mashed potatoes ahead of time and reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Garlicky Mashed Potatoes with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or a drizzle of olive oil for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Garlicky Mashed Potatoes with a glass of red wine, such as a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, for a perfect match.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Garlicky Mashed Potatoes contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Garlicky Mashed Potatoes contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Garlicky Mashed Potatoes contains approximately 7 grams of fat.


Each serving of Garlicky Mashed Potatoes contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.


This recipe contains soy milk, which may be an allergen for some individuals.


Garlicky Mashed Potatoes are a nutritious side dish that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Garlicky Mashed Potatoes are a simple yet flavorful side dish that is sure to please your taste buds. With a creamy texture and a bold garlic flavor, this dish is a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement that washed over me when I first saw this recipe for Garlicky Mashed Potatoes. It was a cold winter day, and I was flipping through an old cookbook that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As soon as I saw the ingredients and instructions, I knew I had to give it a try.

The recipe called for Russet potatoes, garlic, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. It seemed simple enough, but I could tell from the list of ingredients that this dish was going to be something special. I had always loved mashed potatoes, but the addition of garlic sounded like a game-changer.

I set out to gather all the necessary ingredients, making sure to pick out the best potatoes from the market. I could already imagine the creamy texture of the mashed potatoes, with just the right amount of garlic flavor to give it a little kick.

As I peeled and chopped the potatoes, the smell of garlic filled the kitchen. It was a comforting scent, one that reminded me of my own childhood spent in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother, learning how to cook and bake.

I boiled the potatoes until they were soft and then mashed them with a potato masher until they were smooth and creamy. In a separate pan, I melted butter and sautéed minced garlic until it was fragrant and golden brown. The aroma that filled the kitchen was intoxicating, and I knew I was onto something good.

I added the garlic butter mixture to the mashed potatoes, along with a generous splash of milk, salt, and pepper. I stirred everything together until it was well combined, tasting it along the way to make sure it was seasoned just right.

The first bite of the Garlicky Mashed Potatoes was pure bliss. The potatoes were creamy and rich, with a subtle but distinct garlic flavor that elevated the dish to a whole new level. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before, and I knew that this recipe was going to become a staple in my own collection.

I couldn't wait to share it with my family and friends, knowing that they would love it just as much as I did. And sure enough, when I served the Garlicky Mashed Potatoes at a family dinner that weekend, they were a hit. Everyone raved about how delicious they were, and asked for the recipe so they could make it at home.

Over the years, I have continued to make this recipe for Garlicky Mashed Potatoes, each time tweaking it slightly to suit my own tastes. Sometimes I add a little extra garlic for a more intense flavor, or a dash of herbs for a fresh twist. But no matter how I make it, the dish always brings me back to that cold winter day when I first discovered it in my grandmother's cookbook.

I am grateful for all the recipes and cooking tips that have been passed down to me through the generations, and I cherish the memories of time spent in the kitchen with my loved ones. Cooking has always been a way for me to connect with my family and honor their legacy, and I know that I will continue to pass down these recipes to future generations as well.

As I sit here now, enjoying a plate of Garlicky Mashed Potatoes, I am filled with gratitude for the simple joys that food can bring. It may just be a humble side dish, but to me, it represents so much more – a connection to my past, a celebration of my heritage, and a way to bring my loved ones together around the table. And for that, I am truly thankful.


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