Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes bring a bit of magic to any meal with comforting, buttery goodness. They’re a must-have dish for the holidays!
Warm, savory flavors and the perfect side to any meal, Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes are simple to make and can even be made ahead of time. Potatoes, seasonings, evaporated milk, panko bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese are all the ingredients you need for this amazing dish!
Crazy About Potatoes
No meal is complete without some sort of potato dish, and everyone knows this fact. We also know how challenging it can be to get multiple dishes ready at the same time so Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes save the day in more ways than one! Think of how much you love mashed potatoes and twice-baked potatoes and now you’ve got an idea of how amazing this dish is going to taste. This easy-to-make dish makes putting a big dinner together more of a breeze and you can make this a few days ahead and bake it when you’re ready- who doesn’t love that!
Other Recipes to Serve with Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Green Beans with Bacon is a wonderful side to serve with a big meal- not only is this dish tasty but it makes you feel like you ate something healthy so it’s ok to have more potatoes!
- Let the entertaining begin, as you serve guests delicious Holiday Sangria! This simple drink is bursting with seasonal flavors and is a total treat.
Potatoes: For this recipe, Russet potatoes are used. They have a great flavor and texture that is perfect in this dish.
Garlic: You will need a few cloves of garlic for these potatoes.
Pantry items: To add the creaminess you will need a can of evaporated milk and for the crisp topping, Panko breadcrumbs are needed.
Seasoning: You will need nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
Refrigerated items: All potatoes need butter, right? Pick up some butter and parmesan cheese for this dish.
How to Make Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes
STEP ONE: To start, the Russet potatoes need to be cubed and boiled in a large pot for around 15 minutes, until tender. Drain the potatoes and then place them in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Whip the potatoes until they are smooth.
STEP TWO: In a saucepan, heat the evaporated milk, butter, and garlic until the butter has melted and everything is warm. Add this mix to the potatoes and whip again.
STEP THREE: Add the nutmeg, followed by salt and pepper before stirring once last time. Now you need to grease a 9×13 baking dish to bake the potatoes in.
STEP FOUR: Transfer the mashed potatoes to the prepared baking dish and spread them into an even layer. Then you’ll sprinkle the potatoes first with panko breadcrumbs followed by the parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with foil before baking.
STEP FIVE: You can bake the potatoes right away or store them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them for dinner. To bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes, remove the foil and then cook for another 5-10 minutes. If your potatoes have been in the fridge, set them out to warm up a little or cook them for a few minutes longer.
Tips for Success
- If you are planning to make this ahead of time, let the mashed potatoes cool to room temperature before covering the dish and placing it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to bake, let the potatoes come to room temperature on the counter before baking, or just add more baking time to make sure the potatoes are completely warmed through.
- You can make these baked mashed potatoes up to 2 days in advance. This is a total lifesaver during the holidays!
- There’s no need to make a large amount if you don’t need it, this recipe can be easily cut in half. Need more? Double the recipe and cook in two 9×13 pans. Just know, these potatoes are wildly delicious and you are going to want leftovers!
How do you spice up mashed potatoes?
In a world full of a variety of potato recipes, it is easy to say that there is almost no wrong way to spice up mashed potatoes. Potatoes are wonderful vehicles for flavor and can range from big savory flavors to big sweet flavors.
Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes, for example, start with a classic way of flavoring potatoes – butter, cream, salt, and pepper, but then adds in delicious garlic and salty parmesan cheese.
Other herbs that are great in mashed potatoes are chives, dill, oregano, and thyme. Cheeses that can be added are cream cheese, Asiago, cheddar, and Swiss. There are so many more ways to spice up mashed potatoes so experiment with some of your favorite items and create something amazing!
What tastes good with mashed potatoes?
Oh my, what doesn’t taste good with mashed potatoes?! No matter how you make them, potatoes are the perfect side dish for just about anything you can think of. Steak, pork chops, chicken, ham, and turkey all pair well with potatoes and don’t forget meatloaf night!
Who can have meatloaf without mashed potatoes? Shepherds Pie would not be the star it is without mashed potatoes.
There are other side dishes that can be served with mashed potatoes, such as green bean casserole, zucchini gratin, and anything else your family loves during the holidays.
Delicious potato recipes for every meal
- Fully Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
- Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
- Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
- Crispy Loaded Potato Stacks
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
*This post originally posted on 11/02/2014.
- 4 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 12 ounces evaporated milk
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- Add the chopped potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Place the pot over medium heat and bring it to a boil. Allow the potatoes to cook until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes
- Drain the water and transfer the potatoes to the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Turn the mixer on and whip potatoes until all lumps are beaten out.
- While potatoes are working in the mixer, heat the evaporated milk, garlic, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often.
- Once the potatoes are whipped smooth, turn the mixer speed to low and slowly add the warm evaporated milk mixture, including the garlic. (The potatoes will seem too wet but they need to be moist so they don't dry out while baking.)
- Add ground nutmeg, mix, and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Grease a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish and pour in the potatoes before spreading them into an even layer.
- Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the potatoes and then top with the Parmesan cheese. Cover the baking dish with foil. *If you're making this recipe ahead of time, allow the potatoes to come to room temperature before placing them in the refrigerator.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are warmed through.
- Remove the foil and allow to the potatoes cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
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Hey Aubrey and fellow pinners! I don’t mean to spam your blog but WOWZA! I made these potatoes again tonight! Added sour cream, a lot more salt, whole stick of butter, and a dash of onion salt, hubby said these potatoes were PERFECT second time around. So if anyone is thinking of making these, it is definitely worth it!
I made this for my monthly “in-laws” & parents dinner. It was a HIT! My husband raved about them 🙂
I have added it to my “Dinner rotation” Pinterest board. I make a side dish and a main dish once a week from that board. This is a side dish I will be making at least once a month, a staple in our home! Thanks for the great dish, Aubrey.
Chel Hudson says
thank you for the recipe. we just had this for dinner.yumyum
Years ago we first tried garlic mashed potatoes at a friends home, since then we have never switched back to regular mashed potatoes.
I loved this Aubrey! I haven’t really tried baking mashed potato. Just look at the cheese in there. Definitely making it this weekend!
Chel Hudson says
Looks yum..recipe please.I’d like to make this for my daughter’s birthday…:)
kim bobo says
Need recipe please…thanks! Look so good!
These looks delicious and I’d love to try making them but I don’t see the recipe or a link to the recipe anywhere:-/
Marie Ola-Niyi says
There isn’t a recipe on the bottom of the blog like there usually is. 🙁 These look delicious!