Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

11 March –

Light and airy potatoes mashed with garlic and chive, plus a little lemon zest for a touch of brightness.

In the second episode of our Around the Table series, Shea shares the McGee’s favorite Easter recipes and traditions along with her own Easter tablescape. This Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe is an excellent side for a traditional meal. These potatoes will be light and airy mashed with garlic and chive, with a little lemon zest for a slight tang. Watch the webisode to follow along and see the entire Easter menu.


5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
4 garlic cloves
32 ounces chicken stock
32 ounces water
2 ½ tablespoons kosher salt, divided
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 ¼ cup whole milk
½ cup minced chives, plus more for serving
½ tablespoon lemon zest, about half of 1 lemon



Peel the potatoes and cube into 1-inch pieces, then peel the garlic cloves.


Add the potatoes, garlic, chicken stock, water, and 2 tablespoons salt to a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the potatoes are very tender, about 12-15 minutes.


Drain the potatoes and garlic. Slice the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces, then add the butter, whole milk, and remaining ½ tablespoon salt to the potatoes.


Mash until completely smooth, then add the chives and lemon zest and stir to combine. Serve with additional chives and butter

Date Posted
11 March