Garlic Chive Mashed Red Potatoes

Yield: 5
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Add a classic side dish to your dinner menu with these Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes with Chives! The potatoes can also be cooked in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.  
Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes with Chives are the most delicious side dish for entertaining or holidays. The smooth and creamy texture and the hints of garlic and herbs will ensure the whole family loves them! They can be made in the Instant Pot too. #garlic #chive #mashed #potatoes #recipe #sidedish #dinner #holiday #instantpot #pressurecooker
5 from 3 votes


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1.5" pieces
  • 1 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chives


  1. Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Pour in the broth, salt, and pepper and stir. Secure the lid and turn the valve to sealing. Cook on Manual High for 10 minutes. When the cooking time is up, allow a 5 minute natural release, then turn the valve to venting. Carefully remove the lid.***

  2. Add butter, heavy cream, garlic, and chives and mash together with potatoes until smooth using a potato masher or hand mixer. Season to taste with more salt or pepper if desired.


***Alternatively, you can place the cut potatoes into a medium saucepan. Add cold water to the pan until the potatoes are covered by at least an inch. Add salt to the water. Turn heat to high, bring the water to boil. Reduce heat to low to maintain a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until you can easily poke through them with a fork.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 172, Fat: 4.6g, Saturated Fat: 2.9g, Cholesterol: 16.4mg, Sodium: 266.4mg, Potassium: 761.6mg, Carbohydrates: 29.9g, Fiber: 4.4g, Sugar: 1.9g, Protein: 3.6g, Vitamin A: 260%, Vitamin C: 51.8%, Calcium: 38%, Iron: 1.5%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes, mashed red potatoes
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