Easy And Delicious Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Consider these Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes as a delicious Thanksgiving or holiday side dish this season. They’ll also be the star of your weeknight dinners. They’re easy, buttery and yummy… and sure to be a huge hit.

Looking for more Thanksgiving side dish ideas? Check out this easy cranberry sauce, slowcooker sweet potato casserole, or the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes on the interwebs.

mashed potatoes in bowl

Is there a more comforting side dish than mashed potatoes?

Whether it’s been part of your dinner repertoire for generations or it’s a new-to-you dish, it’s one that brings forward feelings of comfort. I still remember my Grammie’s special recipe that we ate with every Thanksgiving meal. It’s also the only ‘vegetable’ my son will currently eat (and only in mashed form, he doesn’t like roasted, baked, or smashed potatoes.)

When my daughter gets her braces tweaked every few months and deals with soreness for a few days, mashed potatoes it is.

And when I’m rushing to get dinner ready, I’ll admit to pulling out the premade Bob Evans version.

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However, a few extra minutes are SO worth it for this recipe.

These creamy, buttery, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes that will knock your socks off. Garlic and Parmesan are two of the best flavors out there, so combining them always makes for a delicious dish.

This recipe is rich and decadent, but surprisingly easy to make. Definitely a Thanksgiving side dish we can all enjoy!

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Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Ingredients

garlic mashed potatoes ingredients

This recipe calls for the classic mashed potato ingredients with a few ‘extras’ that really add delicious flavor to this dish:

  • russet potatoes
  • minced garlic
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • sour cream
  • heavy cream
  • parmesan cheese
  • herbs and spices: parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potato Recipe

This recipe is available in printable format below, or keep scrolling for a video on how to put it together.

garlic mashed potatoes in casserole dish

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Make room at your thanksgiving table for his classic garlic mashed potato side dish. This recipe is both easy to make and declicious!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Transfer the cooked potatoes to a colander and rinse with cold water. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine the potatoes, garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream in a large bowl. Use a potato masher or hand mixer to mash and blend the ingredients.
  • Fold in the parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Spread the mixture in the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

How to Make Mashed Potatoes (Video)

Want to see how to make this mashed potato recipe? We’ve put together a step-by-step video below to make it easy.

Prepping for Thanksgiving this year? We’ve got you covered!

mashed potatoes with serving spoon

If you’re looking for the perfect mashed potato recipe for everything from weeknight dinners to your Thanksgiving table, THIS IS IT. Packed with flavor, it’s sure to be a new family favorite. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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