Garlic mash potato bake

Garlic mash potato bake

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(30 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Give your guests more than just mash with this tasty bake. Comfort food has never tasted so good

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal322
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.28g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 1kg potato, quartered



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • butter, for frying



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 140ml pot single cream or milk
  • 25g dried white bread crumbs
  • 25g Gruyère, grated



    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

  • 2 thyme sprigs, leaves stripped


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of water for 15 mins or until soft. Drain well. Place the pan back on the heat. Melt a little butter and cook the garlic for 1 min to soften, then stir in the cream or milk and heat through. Return the potatoes to the pan and mash until smooth.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Spoon the mixture into a 20 x 30cm baking dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs, cheese and thyme over the top. Can be made up to this point the day before and stored in the fridge or frozen for up to 1 month. Cook for 15 mins until the crumbs are crisp and the cheese has melted. To cook from frozen, simply cook for 1 hr 10 mins.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (35)

jcf's picture

squij sqodj...........the dog next door enjoyed it though................:(

morgsh's picture

Didn't rate this at all, not one I will be doing again, although I did enjoy the cheese.

sanjana8's picture

This was truly delicious! The tastiest mash I have tried. After dishing it i realised the garlic was less. So I just chopped 2 cloves and cooked on a skillet, to give a burnt garlic flavour and sprinkled on top. Then added breadcrumbs and cheese. Just delicious. The whole dish was finished by 3 people at one go! One tip, Allow the cheese to become crispy

chezwellington's picture

A great concept as it looks good and can be made ahead, but despite the nice flavour, i found it was seriously let down by the stickiness of the potato - imagine the stickiest, stodgiest dough that you just cant get off your fingers - well, it felt like eating that. A real shame.

babsfazekas's picture

I made a mini version of this with just 4 new potatoes and the one clove of garlic was still undetectable - definitely double or triple. The recipe didn't make it quite clear whether to layer the cheese or the crumbs first so I ended up with perhaps too much melted cheese on top which resulted in the crumbs not toasting. I'd use less cheese next time and put the crumbs on top. Nice though but needs lots of mods.

fridaybee's picture

This mash is cray. Mind blowing mash!

kathrynv's picture

Lovely! Whole family enjoyed this. Served with sausages with olives, mushrooms and oregano (recipe from this site) and green beans. Will be making again - thinking it would be lovely with a roast chicken.

cocovanilla's picture

There was not a lot of taste of garlic in this dish, and it was a bit dry. Just okay!

narciss34's picture

A nice alternative to your regular mash potatoes. Made it as part of sunday lunch for friends and they all loved it

nix143's picture

Lovely. You could really taste the garlic (I put in slightly more than stated) and the topping made it really different compared to a normal mound of mash. Very nice and will be repeating :)

devine22's picture

Cooked this for something different instead of plain mashed potato and it was so delicious even my picky son enjoyed it great side dish

evelynjcooper's picture

This dish was very well received by my family and I will definitely be making it again! After reading the other comments I used 2 cloves of garlic and increased the amount of cheese, which worked very well and I will do the same again.

sarahb1973's picture

Absolutely yummy. Followed recipe to the letter, which is usual for me. Definitely one to make again and great that can be prepared hours in advance.

yummy-mummy-to-be's picture

I used this as the topping of a chicken bake that i created from this mash recipe and also the flambeed chicken recipe on here. I changed it slightly and roasted 4 coves of garlic, then mashed to a pulp with rock salt and peppercorns which i then dded to the mash. I used grannary breadcrumbs and lots of vintage cheddar and place under th grill for 5 mins once assembled with the flambeed chicken. Absolutely delicious and has becom a regular favourite in my household.

rhianthomas1984's picture

A lovely twist on boring mashed potato. I served it with steak and fried onions but it could be served with almost anything. There was plenty left over (as there is only two of us) so I have frozen the rest ready for next time (which I’ll probably serve with bacon wrapped chicken). A great recipe to have when you fancy something a bit different.

teresahall's picture

Yuk. Horrible

hanzi07's picture

Beautiful - best Mash by far! Halved the potato quantity but failed to remember to halve the rest of the ingredients- which resulted in the creamiest, most amazing mash!!

jankabry's picture

superb veggie meal! I´ve served it with a sticky onion gravy as a veggie main and it was great!!! easy and yummy :-)

schizopear's picture

we were really disappointed by this. we love garlic and we love mash but this was somehow less than the sum of its parts. i would rather have had a big pile of creamy mashed potato made with just some butter and plenty of black pepper. plus i think that just one clove of garlic does not a garlic mash potato bake make...

beezer129's picture

I know I am fantastic but it should have read it was fantastic. Sorry


Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…