How to Make Creamy Red Skin Mashed Potatoes with Garlic 

Easy, buttery, and creamy red skin mashed potatoes with garlic is a quick and rustic side dish. In this recipe, we leave the skin on for more flavor, texture, and nutrition. Just 5 simple ingredients and ready in 20 minutes!

Ingredients Needed

– Red potatoes – Unsalted butter – Garlic – Half & half – Fresh chives

Recipe Instructions

Cook potatoes: Place cut potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add large pinch of salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Adjust heat to medium-high and cook potatoes until fork tender, about 10-12 minutes.

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Make the garlic butter: While the potatoes are cooking, melt butter in a small frying pan over low heat. Once completely melted, add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat.

Recipe Instructions

Drain and mash potatoes: After potatoes have finished cooking, drain completely and return potatoes to the pot. Pour in garlic butter and half & half, & mash potatoes until well combined and mashed to your desired consistency.

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Season and serve: Add chives, salt, and pepper, and give the potatoes another good stir. Serve while hot.

Pro Tip

Don’t forget to salt your water before boiling the potatoes! It adds flavor and allows for more thorough cooking.