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Cheddar Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlicy, cheesy, creamy potatoes that will impress all of your guests. You need this cheddar garlic mashed potato recipe in your life.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 503kcal


  • 6-7 large russet potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp  granulated garlic
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • salt to taste


  • Peel and wash the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water.
  • Bring up to a boil and cook for 45-50 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Place the milk, granulated garlic, and fresh garlic in a saucepan and bring up to a simmer.
  • Using a potato masher mash the potatoes and stir in the butter and hot milk mixture.
  • Add 1/2 of the cheddar cheese and sour cream.
  • Season with salt.
  • Cover the potatoes with the remaining cheese and place under the broiler for 2 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Garnish with fresh chives if desired and enjoy!



If your potatoes are too chunky, add more milk.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 2.1mg