Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
This recipe for garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes makes ordinary potatoes extraordinary because they’re baked with a cream sauce and plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese. These Parmesan mashed potatoes make a terrific dinner party dish that can be served with grilled steak or roasted chicken, but the recipe could also replace your tried-and-true preparation at your next holiday gathering. You can also use garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes to make your own version of Shepherd’s Pie by layering the potatoes and sauce over cooked ground beef and vegetables.

Any leftover Parmesan garlic mashed potatoes can be thinned down with broth or milk and made into a delicious soup the next day. A time-saving trick when making these Parmesan mashed potatoes for a meal with a lot of sides is to make them a day ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, and then add the sauce and bake when you’re ready to make your main meal.
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cook them in salted water until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add just enough milk to mash them into a dry purée. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Butter an ovenproof dish large enough to hold your mashed potatoes with room to spare. Add the mashed potatoes and smooth the top. Heat the Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce and spread in a thin layer over the potatoes. Sprinkle the top generously with Parmigiano Reggiano.
  4. Bake the potatoes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is turning golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.