Simple Ricotta Mashed Potatoes {Bring On That Garlic Ricotta Flavor}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Ricotta Mashed Potatoes has the touch of ricotta and bit of garlic for the best mashed potatoes recipe! These ricotta potatoes are such a creamy mashed potatoes recipe. This garlic ricotta mashed potatoes will be your favorite new side dish to whip up.



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Easy Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes. Actually, a recipe for basic mashed potatoes is easy to make. But what if you can add more flavor to the best mashed potatoes recipe?


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Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

For me, a garlic mashed potatoes recipe should be a creamy mashed potatoes recipe. I love creamy potatoes! I admit I could eat a whole bowl of the best mashed potatoes recipe out there!

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Ricotta Potatoes

Sometimes accidents happen when you are cooking. Everything happens for a reason, right? Those accidents can end up making mashed potatoes better. That is exactly what happened in the making of these ricotta potatoes!


Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I was making a garlic mashed potatoes recipe. I wasn’t paying attention and grabbed ricotta instead of sour cream to mashed potatoes. I took a little taste and wow! That accident made the best mashed potatoes recipe I ever tasted.


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Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How did the ricotta accident make the best mashed potatoes recipe? The ricotta, along with some fresh minced garlic made these garlic ricotta mashed potatoes so flavorful and creamy. If you want a creamy mashed potatoes recipe, this it!



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Yield: 8 servings

Ricotta Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The touch of ricotta to these mashed potatoes brings a new flavor to this popular side dish. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen


  • 8 -10 medium Idaho russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Peel, cut up and boil potatoes until tender.
  2. Drain water and put potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a sauce pan, add the milk, sour cream, ricotta, butter, and garlic. Heat till the butter melts.
  4. Take the milk mixture off the heat and add to the potatoes.
  5. Use an electric mixer and mix everything until desired consistency.
  6. Serve them up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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  • Camilla
    November 20, 2015

    Fab idea, I would never have thought of putting ricotta in my mash:-)

  • peter @feedyoursoultoo
    December 2, 2015

    What a great way to make mash potatoes be rich and reach a new flavor level.

  • Nutritionist Mira
    November 8, 2018

    Wow really nice and awesome recipe with full of nutrients. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home.