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Baked Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Baked Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked-garlic-herb-mashed-potatoes, mashed-potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 461kcal


  • 5 lbs russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 6 tablespoon butter softened and divided
  • ¾ cup half and half plus additional as needed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black or white pepper
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 6.5 oz container spreadable garlic-herb cheese i.e. Boursin or Alouette i.e. Boursin or Alouette
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and sides of an 8 x 12 inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, cover cubed potatoes with cold water. Season water with 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil cooking over medium-high until fork-tender, about 12-15 minutes. Drain well.
  • Return potatoes to pot. Using an electric mixer whip in 4 tablespoon butter, half & half, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and nutmeg. Whip for 2 minutes or until creamy and combined. Add additional half & half as needed while whipping. Taste and adjust salt to your taste.
  • By hand, stir in 1½ cups shredded cheese, garlic-herb cheese spread, and chives. Stir until fully combined.
  • Spread potatoes into dish. Sprinkle the top with remaining shredded cheese. May bake immediately or, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • If chilled, remove from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before baking. Dot the top with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, then place into the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden and potatoes are heated through. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.


  • You may use classic yellow cheddar cheese in this recipe, if desired. 
  • Light Alouette or ⅓ less fat spreadable garlic herb cream cheese works well in this recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 1008mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 629IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 2mg