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!
|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|
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.
Add Ranch Seasoning, half and half and butter; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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.
Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.