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Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes are smooth, creamy, and loaded with savory flavors. With just a few ingredients, this easy side dish will quickly become your favorite recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potato recipe
Servings: 6


  • 1 cup milk 2%
  • 3 pounds potatoes (russet or Yukon Gold) peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into chunks
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary chopped
  • 5 fresh sage leaves chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to just cover potatoes. Boil, uncovered, 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain water and return to pot.
  • Add butter, garlic, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper to potatoes. Using a potato masher or electric hand mixer, mash until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, to reach desired consistency.
  • Adjust seasonings and add more salt/pepper and/or fresh herbs, if needed.


  • Mashed potatoes will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • See my tips and tricks for making these Garlic Herb Potatoes above the recipe box.