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Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

The mashed potatoes they will ask for next year

Here is an easy and delicious Thanksgiving recipe for creamy mashed potatoes with garlic and Parmesan cheese that the whole family will love:


  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, or thyme), chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the heavy cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mash with a potato masher or a ricer until smooth and creamy.

  3. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired. Serve hot.


  • For even creamier mashed potatoes, use Yukon Gold potatoes instead of Russet potatoes.

  • If you don't have heavy cream, you can use milk or half-and-half instead.

  • Add a splash of white wine to the mashed potatoes for a more complex flavor.

  • For extra flavor, roast the garlic before adding it to the mashed potatoes. To roast the garlic, wrap the head in aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until soft and fragrant.

  • If you want to add a little crunch to your mashed potatoes, stir in some chopped cooked bacon or diced green onions.

  • Serve mashed potatoes with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, such as roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, and green beans.

I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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