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!
Course Side Dish
Keyword garlic mashed potatoes
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
1 1/2poundsrusset potatoesquartered
Chopped baconfor garnish
Chopped chivesfor 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.