Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite home made side dishes that I do not make enough of.
Often I’ll use a pack of instant potatoes because they’re actually pretty good, and super quick and easy to make.
But it never compares to the real thing. And for the holidays you can’t beat some buttery, creamy batch of garlic and herb mashed potatoes.
My favorite way to make them is with lots of butter, a bit of fresh garlic and chives! And to add a little oomph to the texture I love using a little chicken broth, heavy cream and some grated parm.
It has so much good flavor, and definitely makes me think about home, and the holidays. Even in the middle of summer!
And if you’re making them for the holidays you’ve gotta pair it with a spatchcock turkey
These mashed potatoes take me back to my childhood where my mom would often make us mashed potatoes.
While her recipe was a little different, I’ve kept it pretty similar with the addition of using fresh garlic and chives. It’s definitely a comfort food to me!
One thing I’ve learned about boiling potatoes, is that they can take FOREVER if they’re cut too big.
It used to take me almost 45 minutes to boil potatoes that were halved into something that I could easily mash up.
I’ve noticed that keeping them cut into smaller cubes gets them boiled through a lot faster.
It make take an extra 5 minutes in prep, but it’ll save you 20 in cooking!
I like chunkier mashed potatoes, and I find that if I mash my potatoes by hand I can get the texture that I like. If you like a creamier texture then I definitely suggest using an Electric Hand Mixer.
It comes out with a nice even consistency, plus it gets done faster. It’s all up to you!