Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate side dish paired with Roast Turkey and Gravy. This simple side dish is easy to prepare and it's the most flavorful garlic mashed potato recipe.
- 4 lb Yukon potatoes, 10 potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 1/3 cup whole milk
- 6 garlic cloves , smashed
- 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 Tbsp chives, finely chopped, for garnish
Place potato chunks into a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover, and cook for 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1 1/3 milk with 6 crushed garlic cloves until just steaming then remove from heat and set aside.
Drain the potatoes, keep them in the pot, then place over very low heat and mash with a potato masher or use an electric hand mixer (mash right away while potatoes are hot so they don’t turn gummy).
Drizzle in hot milk to reach your desired texture. Cut butter into chunks and mash them into the potatoes until well incorporated. Add 1/4 cup sour cream and 1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt or add salt to taste.
Serve warm drizzled with more butter if desired and garnished with fresh chives.