Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes

All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes - All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

The weather fluctuates anywhere from 60-80 here. I feel like it’s Christmas time at one point in the day, yet when 2PM rolls around, I’m walking around in flip flops.

Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes - All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

But whether it’s winter or summer or whatever season it is right now in Los Angeles, I just know that I am so ready for Thanksgiving.

Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes - All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

Mainly because of this here. AKA, the best mashed potatoes ever, hands down. With only 5 ingredients, of course.

Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes - All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

I’m not even joking. This is really the absolute best because at the end of the day, nothing is going to top that Ranch Seasoning with melted butter.

Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes - All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

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Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes

All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 min prep work for the BEST and EASIEST mashed potatoes ever! A must for the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1/3 cup half and half*, or more, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large stockpot or Dutch oven; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain well and return to the stockpot.
  2. Add Ranch Seasoning, half and half and butter; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend potatoes until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more half and half as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.

*Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 173.7 Calories from Fat 48.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.4g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 14.4mg 5%
Sodium 375.5mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 3.5g 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Boiled potatoes are one of the most filling foods in the world. Filling foods are helpful in preventing an early return of hunger pains. Potatoes are also a good source of potassium and some B vitamins.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.