Trying to replicate that popular restaurant-style mashed potatoes with red skin recipe? Then you have to try this recipe for our red skin garlic mashed potatoes!
These mashed potatoes with red skin are fluffy and buttery made with cream or milk, fresh garlic; with a dash of salt and a lot of pepper.
Reasons you'll love this recipe
- Easy: This red skin garlic mashed potatoes recipe does not require peeling your potatoes, saving you much time. However, ensure you wash the potatoes properly before cooking. This recipe is also made with just three main ingredients!
- Healthy: Okay, maybe we won’t go as far as to say healthy, but maybe health-IER? Potato skins are kept on in this recipe and are full of health benefits, including vitamins B and C and iron, calcium, potassium and others! If you're looking for healthy recipes you should check out our Best Greek Salad Recipe, Simple Spaghetti Squash Recipe, Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Sausage, Hearty Chili Recipe, and Recipe for Chia Pudding.
- Taste: These taste just like that classic restaurant-style mashed potatoes with red skin that you order off the menu every time!
- RED SKIN POTATOES: 8 medium to large-size potatoes will serve 6-8 people.
- BUTTER: Salted or unsalted will do.
- MILK or CREAM: Either works! If you’re out of one, use the other!
- GARLIC: Shred two garlic cloves using a zester or cheese grater (the small grater side). Alternatively you can mince the garlic with a knife or use 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
- SALT and PEPPER: To enhance the flavour. Don’t hold on to the pepper. Extra pepper will make this recipe SO much better.
- KNIFE: For chopping the potatoes into cubes.
- CHEESE GRATER: For grating the garlic gloves.
- POT: For boiling the potatoes. A large pot will work best.
- STRAINER: For straining the potato water.
- HAND MIXER OR POTATO MASHER: For mashing the potatoes.
- MEASURING SPOONS AND CUPS: For measuring the ingredients.
- Bring a large pot of water and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil on high heat.
- While the water is heating up, wash and roughly chop your potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
- Carefully place the chopped potatoes into boiling water. Let boil for 10 - 15 minutes or until a fork can easily poke through.
- Strain the potatoes, and place them back into the same pot or a separate bowl.
- Add the butter, milk or cream, salt and pepper. Shred the garlic using a cheese grater over the pot, or mince the garlic using a knife and cutting board. Add to the pot.
- Using an electric mixer or hand-held masher, mix/mash for about 1-2 minutes or until most potato chunks are gone.
- Taste the potatoes, add more milk for less thick mashed potatoes, and more salt if needed as desired. Serve and enjoy.
- Grate the garlic. Grating the garlic instead of mincing it with a knife makes the flavour more elevated in this raw form.
- If you don’t have fresh garlic, garlic powder works just as well! Use 2 - 3 teaspoons.
- Add the butter first before the other ingredients, it will help the butter start to melt over the hot potatoes and make it easier to mix.
- Use the potato-to-person ratio when picking your potatoes. Ever wondered how many potatoes you should grab for a mashed potato recipe? Think about how many whole potatoes you and your guests might eat. If you have 8 people to feed and think everyone would probably eat 1 potato amongst all the other food being served, grab 8 potatoes!
10 to 15 minutes, or until you can easily poke through a potato with a fork.
As mentioned in the Tips section above, use the person-to-potato ratio. Typically 1 potato per 1 person is perfect, considering you are probably serving other food with the side of these mashed potatoes.
Place in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
The potatoes are likely experiencing one of two issues. 1. over mixing the potatoes or 2. over cooking your potatoes.
The options are endless! Pair with chicken, steak, fish, roast, turkey, etc.
Add about ½ to 1 tablespoon of butter to your leftover mashed potatoes and about 1 to 2 teaspoons of milk or cream. Mix with a spoon, place in your microwave until warm, mix again, and serve.