Garlic mash potato bake

Garlic mash potato bake

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(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
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  • 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.

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Comments (35)

beezer129's picture

Yum Yum we used crumbled up weetabix instead of breadcrumbs and lots more cheese and served it with roasted root veg. I was fantastic!

asmodeusdan's picture

please could anyone suggest a good vegetarian dish (no fish) to serve with this? recent convert to the land of veggie.

tylouca2's picture

Made on Friday and reaheated for the babysitter on Sat. Went down a real treat, looked good & tasted great.

moc222's picture

Lovely side dish, served it with Chicken Chasseur (receipe also on this site). Used two garlic cloves - great success with everyone asking for more. Good to make in advance and pop in the oven for 15/20 mins just before serving.

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cat123's picture

Really nice. I added a chunk of celeriac (as I was looking for a use for the one in my veg box) and it worked nicely. Definitely a 'make again' recipe.

sk1nnym1nny's picture

this was a lovely variation on mashed potato and will definitely have it again!

vickiebates's picture

really not a lover of mashed potato, but this recipe is really good. looks nicer on the plate with the crispy topping than a boring mash mountain. required seasoning which is not mentioned in the recipe, but overall great stuff.

laurarobson's picture

Lovely crunchy top and tasty mash underneath. Have made this to go with a variety of meals - from sausage to Italian lamb casserole. Fab.I also used a couple of extra cloves of garlic! yum!Works well made ahead.

hazelk2909's picture

Just had this for tea and it was amazing. My partner and kids loved it even though my kids never eat their usual mash they cleared their plates tonight. I used 2 garlic cloves and cheddar cheese instead of gruyere and i didnt have any thyme to put on it. Will make again and use ingredients listed. Thanks for a great recipe

thommich's picture

Really good.

dippzy's picture

loved this but would add extra garlic,cream and cheese for real fattening comfort food

hels189's picture

Loved it, makes a change to the normal mash.

jayzee's picture

Goegeous, everyone loved this when i made it. Only thing i'd do different is more cheese on top! Lovely as a side dish for any roast!

lucymoore's picture

Ultimate Comfort Food - Rich Creamy Warm Soft Garlicky Potatoes - with a crunchy cheesy top - It doesnt get better than this !!!


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