garlic mashed potatoes in terracotta bowl

Italian Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy mashed potatoes done the way my mom used to, with butter and milk. They are creamy and light as air. I gave it a kick with the spiciness of fresh garlic and the freshness of parsley.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword comfort food, italian food, italian recipes, mashed potatoes, side dish, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Jessica - Cooking my Dreams


  • 500 g (1 lb) Starchy Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper ground
  • Nutmeg ground
  • ½ tbsp Parsley finely chopped


  • Peel and chop the potatoes into large cubes. Bring to boil a medium pot of lightly salted water and add the potatoes.
  • Cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until you can easily pierce them with a fork.
  • Drain the potatoes and mash them using a fine potato masher. Mash them twice if you want them creamy and lump-free.
  • Return the potatoes to the pot and add the butter, minced garlic and milk. Turn the heat to low and mix well for a few minutes. Season with salt, black pepper and nutmeg.
  • Once they are done, add the parsley and mix well. Serve immediately.


Mashed potatoes can also be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container in a fridge for 1-2 days. Reheat in a microwave or again in a pan adding a couple more tablespoon of milk.