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5 from 2 votes

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Creamy and delicious garlic mashed potatoes with fresh chives stirred in.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Shelby Law Ruttan


  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped


  • Remove skins from potatoes. Rinse well with water, cut into smaller chunks, and add to a large pot.
  • Remove skins from garlic cloves and add to the potatoes.
  • Sprinkle potatoes and garlic with 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Cover with water until potatoes are just covered.
  • Set the pot on the cooktop and bring it to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the potato with a fork.
  • Drain water.
  • Add the mayonnaise and half and half to the potatoes and using a hand masher, mash the potatoes until at your desired consistency.
  • Stir in chopped chives and serve as desired.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5mg