Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes


Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, she responds to Yoast support requests, and she loves to ramble on about anything. When not doing those, she can be found slaving over the kitchen stove cooking for her family, curled up with a good book or watching any one of her favorite TV shows.

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49 Responses

  1. Tamara says:

    I have a pressure cooker that has never been used. I am a little intimidated by it. Do you have tips on using it for newbies.
    I am going to have to Pin this recipe, as I am sure it would go great w/ fried chicken or anything really. 😉

  2. Adrienne says:

    Angi, we do not have a pressure cooker. We have talked about getting one. We borrowed one from a friend once to do some canning. (It was older without a pressure gauge and the canning did not work.) I love my rice cooker. Why do you suggest a pressure cooker? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks! ~Adrienne

  3. Wow… I’ve never used a pressure cooker, but I am coming across more and more recipes with them. These mashed potatoes look wonderful, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. elaine says:

    Wonderful recipe. I’m hoping to get a pressure cooker soon.

  5. Deb says:

    Sounds delicious! I have never used a pressure cooker, but prob something great to invest in.

  6. Kelly says:

    We have a pressure canner. From what I understand a pressure canner can be a pressure cooker, but not vice versa. I have made garlic mashed potatoes the traditional way in the past, but I never heard of adding vinegar. I do have recipes that require you to add vinegar to milk so I realize it just give you a milk very much like butter milk to mix the potatoes. I enjoyed reading the recipe and love the fact that it serves 12 since we love mashed potatoes at our house.

  7. Jenn says:

    I love mashed potatoes, but I’ve never had a pressure cooker. 7 minutes? That’s awesome. Plus the recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing a completely different way to make a family staple!

  8. Yona Williams says:

    My Dad has been expressing interest in a pressure cooker. He keeps talking about it, which means that my parents will probably wind up with one very soon…lol. Garlic is my absolute favorite way to season meat and other things…I love it in mashed potatoes too. I need to use real cloves of garlic more often though. I always forget to buy it when I’m at the store.

  9. Vicky says:

    I haven’t used a pressure cooker in years. I don’t even own one anymore so I would have to make this the old fashioned way but I would like to try this. It sounds delicious. I think I’ll try this for Easter dinner. Thank you for sharing.

  10. This recipe is making my mouth water. I love garlic mashed potatoes. I have toyed with getting a pressure cooker but haven’t really known to many people that use them. Are they pretty versatile? I have a large family and think it might be a great tool if they make them big enough to make enough for us all. I may have to look into one. Thanks for the info!

    • Angi says:

      We regularly feed three adults and two pre-teen boys using our pressure cooker. Side dishes like this recipe typically serve the five of us twice.

  11. Carla says:

    Yum! I’ve never cooked anything in a pressure cooker, but this makes it look so do-able! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Andi says:

    My hubby makes a mean mash potato and I think the fresh herbs are the key. He doesn’t use buttermilk, I am going to have him try that as well for a hint of a different taste.

  13. I love having different potato recipes! Thank you!

  14. Whitney says:

    Thanks for sharing! This might be nice to use to change things up from the regular ol’ mashed potatoes that we always have.

  15. Tiffany says:

    I always use garlic in my mashed potatoes but never thought to add parsley and chives. It sounds delish! Our pressure cooker died a few years ago, thanks for the recommendation on what you use.

  16. Lynne says:

    Love, love, love mashed potatoes! I am printing this recipe and plan to make them this week. I have seen some cooking demonstrations with pressure cookers and have been wanting to get one. Sounds like I won’t be disappointed! Thanks for the recipe!!

  17. Deb says:

    Thanks for sharing! We are always up for a good potato recipe in our house and it’s nice to have a variation like this!

  18. Toni says:

    My aunt used a pressure cooker a lot when I was a little girl — for cooking and canning. She would always warn me to stay away!! Lol! I’ve thought about trying one as an adult, and it’s on my kitchen wish list! Thank you for sharing and bringing back a fond memory!

  19. Danielle says:

    Wow – that seems like a lot of garlic, but we love garlic so I am happy to try it out! I will have to come back and report after we try it!!!

  20. Danielle says:

    We LOVE mashed potatoes and just had some tonight for dinner! We will have to try this recipe as well. Thanks!

  21. I LOVE our pressure cookers too! In fact, I bought my second one after the first one was so amazing.

    It cuts brown rice cooking time from one hour to 22 minutes.

    Lots of other amazing uses. Love them!

    • Angi says:

      Have you ever tried cooking wild rice? I was seriously shocked when I read how long wild rice takes to cook. Some people even mentioned it was complicated to cook using the traditional stove-top method. But that wasn’t an issue with our pressure cooker! It was amazing and our creamy chicken and wild rice soup was perfect.

  22. Jennifer says:

    The recipe sounds delicious. May have to try it sometime the old fashion non-pressure cooker way since I don’t own one.

  23. Christy says:

    Okay, you just won me over with the 40 cloves of garlic! We’re at my mom’s right now, and she will LOVE trying this recipe. It’ll be on the menu this week I am sure!

  24. Scarlett says:

    I have been eyeing pressure cookers – cooking fresh food quickly is so attractive. Sounds like a good recipe. Thanks for providing the alternate recipe for those of us without pressure cookers.

  25. Stephanie says:

    Wow, I would have never thought of that before. I’ve never used a pressure cooker, but this recipe sounds great and I think I will be giving it a shot with the boiled potatoes option. For some reason none of my children like mashed potatoes (which I didn’t know was possible) but my husband and I love them.

  26. Eli says:

    This recipe has all my beloved ingredients in it, Angi: potatoes, garlic, chives… can it get any better? As long as it can make its way straight onto my plate! Thanks for sharing and making me fantasize about dinner 🙂

  27. Mashed potatoes are a favorite around here, too. I have a sensitivity to garlic, so we would have to come up with a different garnish most of the time, but these could work on a special occasion. Thanks for the great recipe!

  28. Tracy says:

    That’s a lot of garlic! It’s funny how old things are coming back around – the pressure cooker is definitely gaining some traction. I’ve looked into it but haven’t yet taken the plunge. When I do, these potatoes will definitely be on the must-try list!

  29. Alan says:

    This might be one of the better reading mashed potato recipes I’ve ever seen, thank you for sharing that.

    So question though! I do not have a pressure cooker but we have been talking about it for a while. I’m assuming they are safe? Just makes me nervous haha (I’m a worry wort!)

    But for the time being, do you have any recommendations on how to maybe make this without a pressure cooker? If not, I totally understand 🙂

    • Angi says:

      Our pressure cooker is electric and pretty much set it and forget it. Releasing the pressure also releases hot steam from the pressure valve. Steam, obviously, can burn but if you use a pair of tongs as recommended in the instructions, you’ll be safe.

      Alternatively, you can boil the potatoes in a large pot of water omitting the vinegar in step 1. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a potato masher or fork to smash the potatoes.

      • Alan says:

        Awesome thank you for replying!

        So I really don’t much about cooking but the vinegar, how come that is used in the pressure cooker but not regularly? I’m really like the idea of having a pressure cooker, I’ve seen a few good recipes now that call for one.

        • Angi says:

          I’m actually not sure why the pressure cooker calls for vinegar. I’ve never added vinegar when boiling potatoes but I did some searching. It seems that vinegar prevents overcooking according to this article by The Food Lab. Now we’ve both learned something.

  30. Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. I make them at least once a week. Your recipe looks mighty good!

  31. Debi Randol says:

    I have always been curious about pressure cookers but have never tried one. You have convinced me I need to add one to my list! The recipe looks great thanks for sharing!

  32. Stevi says:

    Oh My Yumminess!!!! I LOVE mashed potatoes and garlic. These look wicked delicious! I can’t wait to make some!

  33. Rachel says:

    Never thought about making mashed potatoes this way! Sounds yummy!

  34. Ben Goode says:

    Wow! Never thought about using a pressure cooker! I will have to try it out. Now I am craving me some garlic herb mashed potatoes.

  35. These sound amazing! I am definitley going to try them! I have no idea how to use a pressure cooker though. I will have to look on youtube and find one and try it. Thanks

    • Angi says:

      Our pressure cooker is electric so it’s really easy. Put stuff in, add liquid, close lid, and turn on. Timer beeps when it’s ready for the pressure to be released.

  36. Michelle says:

    My family enjoys garlic mashed potatoes! We like to dress them up with different herbs from time to time, but plain ol’ garlic is the best!

  37. I’m not a fan of garlic mashed potatoes, but I know my husband would enjoy them. I don’t have a pressure cooker, but I’ve thought about it. Even more, I’ve seriously considered getting a pressure canner.

  38. Tori says:

    Angi, thank you for the recipe! We just got a pressure cooker for Christmas and absolutely LOVE it! I can’t wait to try this recipe. We are huge potato eaters around here.

  39. Elaine says:

    Hi Angi, I know you didn’t start out to talk about your pressure cooker, but your enthusiasm for yours has me wanting to check them out. My mom used her pressure cooker often, yet I’ve never even owned one! The potatoes look yummy. Forty cloves of garlic??? What’s not to love!

  40. Jennifer says:

    Wow, this sounds delicious – garlic and potatoes are two of my favorite things! I don’t have a pressure cooker, but your intro – which I know you didn’t mean to start out about how wonderful the pressure cooker is – but anyway, it really intrigued me. For now I’ll have to try the recipe the old fashioned boiling way, but I think I have a new thing to ask for for Christmas (unless I just up and buy it for myself before then!)

    • Angi says:

      This is the first time I’ve owned or used a pressure cooker so I’m constantly amazed at all the things it can do. It can even make desserts although I haven’t ventured into that just yet.

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