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Learn how to make Garlic Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes and skip the gravy!  Creamy and oh-so flavorful, this potato side dish is sure to be a hit with any meal!
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Learn how to make Garlic Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes and skip the gravy!  Creamy and oh-so flavorful, this potato side dish is sure to be a hit with any meal!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 10
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled (russet or yukon golds)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and wash the potatoes, then cut into small 1- to 2-inch chunks.  Place the potatoes into into a large pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by one inch, then salt with around two teaspoons of salt.  

  2. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are soft and you can easily insert a fork in them (around 25 minutes).  Drain well in a colander.

  3. While the potatoes cook, melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat.  When the butter begins to bubble and foam, lower the heat to medium-low and stir the butter occasionally, monitoring carefully so that the butter does not burn.  Add the minced garlic.  The butter will turn a deep caramel color and browned bits will accumulate in the bottom of the pan.  Remove from heat.

  4. Add about half of the garlic browned butter to the potatoes, along with the cream cheese and mash or beat the potatoes with a potato masher or electric mixer.  Taste the potatoes and add salt (1/2 teaspoon at a time, if necessary) and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the potatoes and stir.

  5. Serve the mashed potatoes either individually plated or family style with the remaining garlic browned butter for drizzling over the top of the potatoes.  Garnish with chopped chives, green onions, or parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 586mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 19.3%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 24.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.