garlic mashed potatoes

Italian Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Simple recipe to give your mashed potatoes a true Italian flare!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1-2 lb potatoes 6-8 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese or other Italian cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 TBLE butter


  1. Peel and then boil the potatoes until they are very tender.
  2. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the garlic, milk, butter and cheese.
  4. Use a masher or your mixer to mash the potatoes slightly.
  5. If using a mixer, turn on and mix until fully well blended. If using a hand held masher, just keep mashing until it is blended to your liking.
  6. If the potatoes are a bit dry, add more milk.
  7. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

TIP #1: The reason I mention mashing the potatoes slightly is because if you turn the mixer on right away, the potatoes may fly out of the bowl a bit. I just used the mixer to do this, then turned the mixer on. You'll see it in the video above.

TIP #2: You can use a mixer or a masher by hand - either way is fine. I make them both ways. Just make sure it is well blended.

TIP #3: You do not need a lot of garlic. I would not recommend more than 2 cloves.

TIP #4: You can use any kind of potato. Sometimes I'll use red, sometimes baking potatoes. It tastes good either way.

TIP #5: This recipe goes great with roasted vegetables and meat dishes.