Outback Steakhouse Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Copycat)

If you’re searching for the perfect mashed potato, look no further because there is no better way to prepare our favorite starchy root crop than through this Outback Steakhouse garlic mashed potatoes recipe. Get the freshest potatoes you can find in the produce section of your grocery store, and try recreating this side dish. Of course, serving this wouldn’t be complete without a main dish such as a crockpot steak to make dinner nights more exciting. 

To achieve that rich, garlicky flavor of the steakhouse mashed potatoes, we are using two large garlic cloves. If you only have regular-sized ones, then three or four cloves would suffice. However, be careful if you want to add a few more cloves since garlic can be very strong and might overpower your whole dish.

There’s also another method where you use roasted garlic for your Outback Steakhouse loaded mashed potatoes. Cut the whole bulb in half, crosswise, place it on a baking dish, drizzle it with olive oil, and pop it in the oven for roughly 35 minutes. Mince them and mix them with the mashed potatoes. And for the smooth texture, we recommend using skimmed milk to make it even creamier. This restaurant-style mashed potatoes will be the highlight of your dinner!

Outback Steakhouse Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make Outback Steakhouse Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This Outback loaded mashed potatoes recipe is smooth and creamy with a hint of pungent flavor giving our all time favorite seared steak the highlight it deserves.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 1 lb russet potatoes, peeled, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, large, peeled and trimmed
  • 6 tbsp milk, hot
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 4 cups water, or enough to cover the potatoes

To Serve:

  • ¼ cup gravy, per serving

To Garnish:

  • parsley or green onions, a sprinkle per serving, chopped


  1. Boil the russet potatoes and garlic in a large covered pot.

  2. Reduce the heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.

  3. Transfer the potatoes into a mixing bowl.

  4. Drain and reserve ¼ cup of water.

  5. While warm, mash the potatoes and garlic together into a bowl using either a masher or food mill.

  6. Add the unsalted butter, reserved water, milk, white pepper, and parsley.

  7. Season the mash with salt. Mix until combined. Adjust accordingly.

  8. Serve with gravy.


  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 75mg
  • Calories: 221kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 689mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 129mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 396IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

How can I make mashed potatoes creamier?

The secret to a creamy homemade garlic mashed potatoes dish is the amount of milk used. You can follow the amount indicated in the recipe or add more to make your mashed potatoes creamier. We suggest using an electric hand mixer when combining ingredients together as this will ensure a smooth consistency of the dish. Other recipes use cream cheese or sour cream to make it richer and add a tangy flavor to their potatoes.

What can I use instead of milk to make mashed potatoes?

Milk is added to prevent your Outback homestyle loaded mashed potatoes from being too dry, but if you don’t have one, you can also use water; however, it wouldn’t be as creamy as you might want it to be. Adding chicken broth also works. It can help your potatoes have a softer consistency and also adds flavor. For those who have dietary restrictions that prevent them from using regular milk, go for dairy-free milk like soy, almond, and coconut milk. You can also add some mayonnaise to your mashed potatoes to make them creamier.


Mashed Potato


Now that you know how to make garlic mashed potatoes Outback style, Friday night dinners can be extra special. We’re sure that you will enjoy every garlicky and creamy spoonful of this side dish.
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