Homemade butter garlic mashed potatoes recipe with heavy cream and milk

Mashed potatoes is one of the most popular holiday side dish recipes. This buttery and creamy recipe tastes delicious. This is a very easy recipe to make, mainly prepared during Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Photo of ready creamy butter garlic mashed potatoes served hot in a black dish on a table by homemakerjob


Ready creamy butter garlic mashed potatoes served hot in a black dish on a table by homemakerjob

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Heavy Cream

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Global, United Kingdom
Servings 3 people


  • 400 gm potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp white pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

For garnishing

  • 1 pinch black pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp parsley finely chopped


  • Wash and clean 400 gm of potatoes with fresh water. Remove their skin and cut them into square-shaped pieces.
  • Boil enough water in a pot to cook potatoes. Add the chopped potato pieces and 3 crushed garlic cloves. Make sure the water line is an inch above the chopped pieces.
  • For the first 5 min, boil on a medium-high flame, then turn the flame to low and boil for 15-20 min.
  • Use a colander and drain the water. Put the potatoes and garlic cloves back in the pot in which they were boiled. Mash the potatoes using a masher or a ricer. You need something that can mash well. Mash the potatoes till they turn smoother.
  • While mashing, keep adding 6 tbsp butter and ½ cup warm milk. Combine well.
  • Also add ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp white pepper powder while mashing. Mix well. Make sure there are no big lumps left in the pot.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl. Garnish with a pinch of black pepper powder, chopped parsley, and melted butter.


  • You can use a potato ricer, masher, or even a thick, big wooden spoon for the purpose of mashing.
  • Don’t mash for too long; otherwise, your dish will turn gluey.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe.


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