Garlic Mashed Potatoes

garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Celebrate National Prime Rib Day with a Great Side Dish!

April 27th is National Prime Rib Day, and if you love a good piece of meat, this holiday is for you! Let’s make a side dish that will compliment and its delicious.

Here’s a classic and elegant side dish that pairs beautifully with prime rib: Garlic Mashed Potatoes. This dish is creamy, comforting, and infused with the rich flavor of roasted garlic. It’s a crowd-pleaser that complements the savory richness of prime rib perfectly.

National Prime Rib Day complements with steamed asparagus and garlic herb mashed potatoes.

The Perfect Partner for Your Prime Rib: Luxurious Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

Welcome back to our culinary corner, where today we’re focusing on the perfect partner for our star entrée, the prime rib. When it comes to a dish as grand as prime rib, the sides shouldn’t just accompany—they should complement and enhance. That’s where our Garlic Mashed Potatoes come into play. Rich, creamy, and infused with the sweet, caramelized depth of roasted garlic, these mashed potatoes are more than just a side—they’re a statement.

Why Garlic Mashed Potatoes? Garlic mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, but when paired with prime rib, they become an elegant classic. The smooth, velvety texture and robust garlic flavor provide a beautiful contrast to the juicy, tender prime rib, making each bite a harmonious blend of tastes and textures.

Crafting the Perfect Bite The key to these mashed potatoes’ irresistible allure lies in the quality of the ingredients and the care put into each step. From selecting the best Yukon Gold potatoes to roasting the garlic to perfection, every detail counts. And the result? A side dish that might just steal the show.

Let’s Get Cooking Below, you’ll find our meticulously crafted recipe, complete with tips and tricks to ensure your garlic mashed potatoes are nothing short of sublime. So roll up your sleeves, and let’s make a side dish that your guests will talk about for years to come.

garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A great side dish for any meal especially for prime rib
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and quartered.
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives chopped for garnish.


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Cut the top off the head of garlic to expose the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden and soft.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the roasted garlic by squeezing out the cloves. Mash the potatoes and garlic together until smooth.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream and butter until the butter is melted and the cream is warm.
  • Gradually add the cream mixture to the mashed potatoes, stirring until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Season and Serve:
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped chives.
  • Serve hot alongside your prime rib.
Keyword all recipes, potatoes, side dish


  • For an extra creamy texture, you can use a potato ricer or hand mixer.
  • If you prefer, you can substitute the heavy cream with whole milk for a lighter version.
  • Roasted garlic adds a sweet and mellow flavor, but you can also use raw minced garlic for a sharper taste.

And there you have it—a simple yet sophisticated side dish that will elevate your prime rib dinner to new heights. Enjoy the harmony of flavors and the lovely presentation it brings to your table.

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