Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes

I wanted to serve some sort of potato dish to go with the Balsamic and Dijon Marinated Flank Steak and the Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Basil. I decided to try something a little different with these mashed potatoes. Instead of roasting garlic, I sautéed garlic in butter before adding the milk. I warmed the butter/garlic/milk mixture then added it to the cooked Yukon gold potatoes. I seasoned them with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then added some fresh chives before mashing them. They turned out flavorful, fluffy, and so delicious. I loved the flavor the sautéed garlic and fresh chives gave to these creamy mashed  potatoes. We all liked them and they paired perfectly with the rest of the meal.

Peel and cut the potatoes into like sized pieces. Place them,along with a sprinkling of salt, into a large pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-18 minutes. Drain the potatoes.

Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the milk and cook until warm, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Place the drained potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in. Add the warm milk and garlic mixture along with the chives, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mash the potatoes using a hand masher until creamy and smooth. Place into a serving bowl and serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4 +

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

4 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into like sized chunks
1-2 tbsp butter
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of milk
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Fresh chives, to taste

Directions:

Peel and cut the potatoes into like sized pieces. Place them,along with a sprinkling of salt, into a large pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-18 minutes. Drain the potatoes.

Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the milk and cook until warm, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Place the drained potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in. Add the warm milk and garlic mixture along with the chives, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mash the potatoes using a hand masher until creamy and smooth. Place into a serving bowl and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

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18 Responses to “Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes”

  1. 1

    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 24, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Very smooth and delicious!

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    Kalyan — September 24, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — September 24, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    I LOVE mash potatoes and love the garlic and chive combo. Delicious Pam!

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    Blond Duck — September 25, 2013 @ 4:16 am

    Sounds really great!

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    Kim in MD — September 25, 2013 @ 5:21 am

    I LOVE mashed potatoes, and your recipe looks amazing, Pam!

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    Jenn — September 25, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    Mashed potatoes are such a comforting side dish… and I love that you can jazz them up in so many ways. These sound delicious!

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    lenia — September 25, 2013 @ 5:37 am

    This is a wonderful side dish!
    Kisses!

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    Larry — September 25, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    This is one of my all time favorite sides.

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    Laura — September 25, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Mash potatoes are classic this is a great way to change it up. Delicious combo!

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    Kris — September 25, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    Mashed taters are a favorite comfort food around here. Last night while at the market, I bought a dinner pack of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, and I have to say, they weren’t half bad!!!
    xo Kris

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    Marjie — September 25, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I just think of you as the Potato Princess. My boys would like to come hang out with you and have mashed potatoes more than once a year.

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    rosita — September 25, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    Un plato muy suave,sencillo muy agradable, abrazos.

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    Joanne — September 25, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    I make this really awesome potato salad with roasted garlic and chives, so I know I would LOVE this!! Way to adapt it for warmer weather!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — September 25, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes. I love them with the garlic and chives.

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    Jovina Coughlin — September 25, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    One of my favorites – garlic mashed potatoes. Nice healthy side dish.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — September 27, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    I love mashed potatoes so this recipe is A+ in my book! Thank you!

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    MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven — September 28, 2013 @ 2:32 am

    This is exactly what I needed! A simple mashed potato recipe.. Thank you for sharing! :)

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    Chris — September 29, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Beef and mashed potatoes, you just can’t beat that! Or this and some leftover meatloaf on some sour dough toast at 3 in the morning while the whole house is asleep. Can you tell it’s 10pm and I’m hungry?

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