Brian’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes ; cooking time: 15-to-20 minutes  


  • 5 lbs. Russet potatoes
  • ½ stick butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz heavy cream
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Rinse dirt off potatoes, cut them into large cubes (quarters or eighths).
  2. Place in large pot—large enough to hold potatoes with a couple of inches left at the top.
  3. Boil covered until done (middle still firm, but not mushy).
  4. Boil until done (about 15-to-20 minutes; when middle still firm but not mushy).
  5. Drain potatoes; put into mixing bowl.
  6. Use hand masher to mash potatoes in large chunks.
  7. Add butter, garlic, cream; continue to mash to desired consistency.
  8. Mix in cheese; season to taste w/Salt & Pepper.
  9. Garnish w/parsley.