Easy Garlic Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

These Easy Garlic Cheddar Mashed Potatoes are garlicky, cheesy and super simple to make - a perfect side dish for busy nights.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, mashed potatoes, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 247kcal
Author Sherri Hall



  • Peel and cube potatoes so that they are uniform in size.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with one inch of cold water.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to maintain a steady rolling boil. Cook until potatoes are tender all the way through (approximately 15-20 minutes). Be careful not to overcook or the potatoes will become too starchy.
  • Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot.
  • Add butter and half-and-half. Mash with a potato masher until lumps are gone.
  • Stir in cheese, and then the garlic powder, salt and dried parsley.
  • Serve and enjoy!



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Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 834mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 21.7mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 6.3mg