Garlic Ghee Mashed Potatoes

I often ask my husband if he has any meal, dessert or snack requests.  He usually doesn’t have much to say besides “bacon, mashed potatoes and ice cream”; which I take into consideration but definitely don’t serve every week.  Haha!  This makes meal planning both simple and hard.  I have to do all of the meal planning and preparing, but at the same time I GET to do it all.  I honestly love cooking and especially baking so I don’t actually mind his lack of opinion 😉

A couple of weeks ago I took his request for mashed potatoes seriously and whipped up a new recipe to share.  I don’t do much cooking with ghee (don’t ask me why, I just have a thing for coconut oil) but decided I needed some in my life, so used it in these Garlic Ghee Mashed Potatoes.  They turned out SO good!


This recipe is just 5 ingredients and easy to prepare…not to mention a crowd (husband) pleaser!

Garlic Ghee Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 Cup water or milk*


  1. Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Wash potatoes and chop into cubes**
  3. Carefully add potatoes to boiling water and boil potatoes until tender.  (Test by stabbing potato with fork to see if it is soft.)
  4. Drain water from potatoes and add remaining ingredients to the pot.
  5. Mash with a potato masher or immersion blender until creamy.

Recipe makes about 4 servings, depending on potato size

*May add more liquid if necessary, but start with 1/4 Cup

**No need to remove potato skin


These Garlic Ghee Mashed Potatoes are perfectly creamy and taste great paired with baked chicken thighs and a side salad.  If you prefer a dairy-free version, I have a Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe using olive oil and Yukon Gold potatoes.  Of course, you may sub any oil for the ghee in this recipe as well.


If you make this recipe tag @realfoodrabbit on Instagram and hashtag it #realfoodrabbit

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