Perfect Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Perfect Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes is a classic side dish. They are perfectly creamy with a punch of garlic flavor. This recipe will make you feel like you are eating in a restaurant!

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Perfect Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Looking for steakhouse-style garlic mashed potatoes with those beautiful lumps full of garlic flavor? We’ve got you covered! This mashed potato recipe takes things over the top to pack in as much flavor as possible. We use red potatoes with the skin on to give you that true steakhouse-style experience, without the noise and crowd of people and long wait for a table. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good steak and mashed potatoes at a traditional steakhouse, but sometimes we want the food without everything else that comes with it, including the bill! These mashed potatoes will make you so glad you ate at home.


Steakhouse style mashed potatoes work best when made with small red potatoes. You can also use yukon gold potatoes, or russet potatoes. If using russet potatoes, be sure to peel the potatoes before using in this recipe as russet potato peels are often unpleasant to eat.


The potatoes soak up some of the liquid that they are cooked in so boiling your potatoes in chicken broth is a great way to add flavor to your mashed potatoes. If you do not have chicken broth, you can also use water, but your mashed potatoes won’t have that extra flavor that takes them over the top.


This recipe calls for buttermilk. If you do not have buttermilk, you can always use a buttermilk substitute, or use plain whole milk or heavy cream.


Mashing your potatoes is done with a potato masher tool, while whipping your potatoes is done with a hand mixer. Either method will work and produce a dish with slightly different textures. Mashing will produce more lumps and texture, while whipping will incorporate more air and be a lighter, fluffier, smoother mashed potato. When making a steakhouse style mashed potato with skins on, it is best if the potatoes are mashed to retain texture.

Perfect Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes are best when fresh. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat single serving-size portions in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through.


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 5 pounds red potatoes unpeeled
  • 5 cloves garlic whole
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the unpeeled potatoes into 1 inch cubes or chunks. Place the potatoes chunks and garlic cloves into the boiling chicken broth and boil until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Strain the potatoes from the broth and put the cooked potatoes into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add in the butter, cream cheese, buttermilk, and salt. Use a masher to mash the potatoes and other ingredients until everything is melted, combined, and completely mashed.

Perfect Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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