Creamy Garlic & Chives Mashed Potatoes

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Recipe: #40211

February 22, 2023

"Creamy mashed potatoes, with garlic and chives. I make these when I don't plan on making a gravy or sauce to put over my regular mashed potatoes. I use about 2/3 of a cup of half-n-half, but I always start with about 1/2 of a cup and add more as I go until I'm happy with the consistency (and so they don't get too wet and sloppy)."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (473.4 g)
  • Calories 559.8
  • Total Fat - 30.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 81.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1108 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 10.9 g
  • Calcium - 123.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place potatoes and crushed garlic into a pot, then cover with cold water. Bring the potatoes to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are just fork tender.

Step 2

Strain the potatoes and the garlic into a colander, then dump into a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

Add the cream cheese, cubed butter, sour cream, half-n-half and salt to the bowl.

Step 4

Using a hand mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute, then increase to medium speed, beating until potatoes are smooth.

Step 5

Stir in the chives.

Step 6

Taste! Adjust seasoning by adding additional salt and black pepper, to taste.

Step 7

Transfer mashed potatoes into a serving bowl. If using the serving butter, make a shallow well and place the 2 Tablespoons of butter into the well to melt.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


We really liked the potatoes prepared this way -- so creamy and delicious! Will make these again soon! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(24 Jun 2023)


These were so easy to make and went great with our BBQ Pork Ribs and asparagus for dinner. We cut the recipe in half for the three of us for Easter dinner. we will be making these again.


review by:
(11 Apr 2023)

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