Garlic mash potato bake

Garlic mash potato bake

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(36 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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12th May, 2019
Really lovely recipe. Got a thumbs up from everyone and even got asked for the recipe. I made in advance and cooked from frozen when I needed it. Was perfect and saved a lot of faff and pots on the day
30th Dec, 2018
Great dish for preparing ahead, all the family love it.
12th Sep, 2013
squij sqodj...........the dog next door enjoyed it though................:(
10th Apr, 2013
Didn't rate this at all, not one I will be doing again, although I did enjoy the cheese.
3rd Feb, 2013
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
4th Dec, 2012
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.
29th Oct, 2012
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.
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19th Oct, 2012
This mash is cray. Mind blowing mash!
1st Oct, 2012
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.
16th Apr, 2012
There was not a lot of taste of garlic in this dish, and it was a bit dry. Just okay!


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