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Olive Garden Garlic Mashed Potatoes copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Olive Garden Garlic Mashed Potatoes


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Garlic mashed potatoes are a great side for many entrees, especially when the mashed potatoes are as creamy and flavorful as those at Olive Garden. In our hack, the cloves of peeled garlic are boiled with the potatoes. When the potatoes get passed through a potato ricer (or mashed) the softened garlic cloves go along for the ride and get mashed up too. This way you’re guaranteed to get the perfect amount of flavorful garlic in every bite.

I settled on cream as the dairy here after my attempts using milk and half-and-half resulted in thin and runny potatoes. I found that cream adds the perfect thickness and smooth richness to the mashers, and it made the closest duplicate.

This side goes great with our Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala copycat recipe.

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  • 3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (4 medium potatoes)
  • 8 cloves garlic
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Jennifer Krych
Jan 2, 2021, 11:20

These were delicious...but you really should add the salt to the water immediately, then lightly salt and pepper as needed after the potatoes are cooked. Try a 50/50 mix of Yukon and Russet...its perfection :). Let the butter come to room temp before adding (I only used about 5 tbsp and it was plenty). I also only needed about a 1/2 cup or so of cream.

Gregory Locke
Jan 8, 2020, 03:14

These were very tasty and a good complement with my Beef and Guiness stew. After the addition of butter they were already close to the creamy consistency I wanted. That being said I had 1.25 cups of cream ready to go, but as I added stopped after about 1/4 cup. This is probably subjective due to the size of potatoes. Salted to taste and they were very delicious.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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