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Copycat Applebee’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Nothing makes you think of good home cooking like a nice serving of garlic mashed potatoes.  I made this recipe last week with a roast beef and it was a hit!  Next time I’ll be sure to double the recipe.
32 ounces red potatoes
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons butter
salt and black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup garlic cloves

1. Place a single layer of garlic cloves on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap tightly.
2. Roast in 400 degrees F preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until soft.
3. Unwrap and let cool.
4. Peel cloves and set aside until the potatoes are ready.
5. Wash and rinse potatoes under cold water.
6. In large pot, bring red potatoes to a slow boil for about 20 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and drain in colander.
8. In pan or bowl, combine potatoes, peeled and roasted garlic cloves, and all other ingredients and mash with a potato masher.
9. Keep warm until you serve.
8 servings

ChefTom

16 Comments

  1. when my daughter had her tonsils out, the only thing she wanted were Applebees mashed potatoes. I was buying 4 servings every day for a week! she will be so excited to have this recipe( me too!). Thanks

  2. FINALL!!! I love the mash potatoes but my family is not so crazy about applebees so now i can finally have the potatoes. IT TASTES SO GOOD!

  3. 32 ounces of red potatoes is in my thinking 2 lbs since 16oz is equal to 1 lb

  4. I’m pregnant and have been craving these potatoes!!! you have saved me so much money haha thank you so much!!!

  5. I like Amanda am pregnant and the closest Applebees is 40 minutes away from my house and when the craving hits I can do nothing but suffer so finding this recipe is WONDERFUL and I guarantee you that my hubby will be getting VERY tired of mashed potatoes, LOL

  6. whoaaaaahhh!!! thanks much! the recipe itself tells the taste already!

  7. If you’re in a hurry I’ve made garlic mashed potatoes from the box. Oh I see some noses going up out there but, hear me out. First I’ll steam the dickens out of some cauliflower til you can mash it with a fork then prepare the potatoes as directed and fold the cauliflower in with the potatoes to add some nutrition, then a little at a time I sprinkle garlic salt on(careful you can over do it) til I reach the flavor I’m going for. I also make the instant spuds in the microwave and I use soymilk, there goes those noses again! Next time I’m going to try some cream cheese or sour cream, heck I may go wild and use both. You could probably use cottage cheese also. However if you subscribe to tradition and boil the spuds, I’ve read you can use the boiled water in place of milk to get the texture and flavor you’re going for. Bon Appetite, Hasta La Bye Bye!

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