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Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy, fluffy, and, taste fantastic! They may be made with healthier ingredients, but you can’t tell because of how much flavor is infused! These are the best side dish for any dinner, especially for the holidays! Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any random weeknight, these will be a winner!

Potatoes are easily one of my favorite foods! I don’t care if they are roasted, boiled, baked, or mashed. I will take them every way! I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way! These Garlic Mashed Potatoes will be another favorite in your home if you love potatoes as much as me. They pair beautifully with any meat dish, like my Healthy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, pot roast, chicken, and turkey,

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Benefits

Not only do I love potatoes, but I love garlic! I use it in almost every single meal I cook. Not only because it tastes fabulous, but because it has multiple health benefits too! Garlic is high in antioxidants so eating it helps boost your immune system. Studies have shown that garlic can reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and protect you from multiple cancers. It’s also good for your tummy because it is prebiotic, which is food for beneficial bacteria in your stomach. Garlic can also support memory functions and may fight against Alzheimer’s.

But you don’t have to take my word for how awesome garlic is, this article from Health.com, and another from Medical News Today give even more detail than me!

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Ingredients

For my mashed potatoes I like to used Yukon gold potatoes because they make a smooth and creamy texture, but you could always russet potatoes if that’s what you have on hand. I like to add some full-fat greek yogurt to my mashed potatoes because it adds a nice tanginess, similar to sour cream. If you don’t have yogurt, you could use sour cream, but the calories will obviously increase. Not only do I use fresh garlic in this recipe, but I also use granulated garlic! It adds even more depth of flavor, and you won’t be able to miss the taste. You have the choice of using dairy milk or almond milk in this recipe. But if you would prefer, oat milk is an option too.

Mashed Potato Equipment

The easy way for me to mash potatoes is using a potato masher, but you could also use a fork too. It will just take longer. Overall, the tools for this recipe are simple, and it doesn’t take a lot of clean-up.

Recipes Tips

There really aren’t too many tips to give for this recipe because it’s so easy. However, be careful not to over mash your potatoes because they can turn gummy and have a bad texture. Also, to drain the potatoes and garlic, you can either use a colander or place a lid on the pot carefully and tip it over the sink. That will save you from cleaning another dish.

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Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy, soft, and taste amazing! The ingredients are a bit healthier, but that doesn't affect how delicious they are! They're a perfect side dish for any dinner!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 173 kcal


  • Potato peeler
  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large pot
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Colander
  • Potato masher


  • 4 Large Yukon gold potatoes diced into cubes
  • 7 Large Cloves garlic cut in half
  • 1/4 Cup Low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup 1% Milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp Granulated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted butter


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Peel the garlic cloves and slice them in half.
  • Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Check with a fork by poking the potatoes.
  • Strain the potatoes and garlic in a colander and then transfer them back to the pot.
  • Add milk, chicken broth, herbs, greek yogurt, salt, and pepper to the pot. Mashed the ingredients with a potato masher until they are smooth.
  • Optionally top the potatoes with green onions or chives to serve.


  • Be careful not to over mash your potatoes because they can turn gummy and have a bad texture.
  • To drain the potatoes and garlic, you can either use a colander or place a lid on the pot carefully and tip it over the sink.
Keyword Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Garlic potatoes, Healthy Mashed Potatoes, Holiday Side Dish, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Dish

52 thoughts on “Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

  1. Ah, thank you! I have really perfected the most delicious calorie laden mashed potatoes. And now, my booty shows that. Haha I need to scale mine back and this will help so much!!! Thank you!

  2. These sound delicious. I will definitely try them. We love potatoes. Although they are a nightshade veggie and can be inflammatory (science isn’t clear on that though), I can’t give them up. Moderation is the key, I think.

  3. I definitely want to make these for Thanksgiving this year! And I totally agree that Yukon gold potatoes are the BEST for mashed potatoes. Great recipe!!! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I am always looking for a great, healthier mashed potato recipe, and this one looks great! I cannot wait to try it out. My mom absolutely loves garlic, so I know she is going to obsess over this recipe!

  5. I was planning to make mashed potatoes for a side dish tonight and saw your post! I’m going to try this tonight with unsweetened coconut milk and minced garlic! Yum!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m from Transylvania. I love garlic!😄 Is it OK though if I replace the broth with a drop more milk? I don’t have any broth in the kitchen right now, and this will be tonight’s side for steak. Thanks for sorting a meal idea for me!

  7. 5 stars
    This is definitely one of the easiest and most delicious recipes I know because I also love potatoes and garlic! This is a great combination! Thanks for sharing this recipe with others!

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