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Homestyle Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

These Homestyle Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes are a must at every family dinner & holiday celebration! Creamy, buttery, and wonderfully herby, this purely comforting mashed potato recipe is our favorite!

Serves 6     adjust servings

Preparation 20m Cook Time 25m Total Time


  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, quartered
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped bacon, for garnish
  • Chopped chives, for garnish


Chop potatoes to roughly the same size (if you don't like the skin, peel prior to chopping.) Place the potatoes in a large stock pot of salted water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of the starchy water, and place in a large bowl.

Return the pot to the stove and add the reserved water, milk, sour cream, butter, and garlic to it. Simmer on medium-low heat until melted and combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

Mash the potatoes to a desired consistency, then add the garlic-dairy mixture, Parmesan, herbs, and pepper. Stir to combine, then season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken, then garnish with bacon and chives before serving.


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