Calling all mashed potato connoisseurs! These creamy garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are packed-full of tasty spices and parmesan flavor for a dish you’ll want to make again and again. The secret to these perfect mashed potatoes? Hint – it’s not JUST the Disney magic. Learn how to make Chef Mickey’s garlic parmesan mashed potatoes from home with my Disney copycat recipe.
What would you say if I told you mashed potatoes are one of Disney’s hidden gems? Well, it’s true! You can find the most scrumptious garlic parmesan mashed potatoes at Chef Mickey’s in Walt Disney World.
If you find yourself at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can taste silky mashed potatoes mixed with garlic and parmesan cheese, all while enjoying the company of Mickey and his friends.
But these potatoes are too good to enjoy just once in a blue moon. Luckily, they’re easy to make at home with simple ingredients!
The benefit of making these potatoes at home, beyond getting to enjoy them anytime you’d like, is that you can customize them to be totally allergy friendly. Be gone cross-contamination anxieties!
Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!
This recipe is perfect for those who are:
- Peanut & Tree nut-free
✨ Cooking tips
- Peel potatoes for silky mashed potatoes. Leave peels on if you prefer a more hearty mash.
- Pre-cook your minced garlic on low heat in a bit of butter or cooking oil to enhance the flavor.
- Rinsing your cooked potatoes with cold water will help get rid of excess starch (which can cause a grainy texture).
- Set out the butter and cream cheese a few hours before you plan to make the garlic mashed potatoes so that they are softened.
- Mash/blend your potatoes to your desired consistency. If you prefer a bit of texture, don’t overmix!
✨ How to make garlic parmesan mashed potatoes
Start by peeling 3 pounds of russet potatoes and cutting them into chunks. The smaller you cut your potatoes, the quicker they will cook!
Put your potato chunks into a large pot with cold water and boil. You’re going to want to cook your potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
As your potatoes are boiling away, preheat your oven to 350°F. You can also prep your 9 x 13 baking dish by greasing it with nonstick cooking spray.
Once your potatoes are cooked, drain them in a colander and rinse them with cold water. Allow your potatoes to cool before adding them to a large mixing bowl.
To this bowl, also add minced garlic, softened cream cheese, softened butter, sour cream, and heavy cream. Take a potato masher or hand mixer and get combining! Blend your ingredients until combined and silky smooth.
Finally, fold in parmesan cheese and seasonings. Then, you’re ready to bake.
Spread your creamy mashed potatoes in your prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes (your cheese should be completely melted!).
Here are the most common questions I get any time I share this Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes recipe. If you have any more questions, drop them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!
Can I substitute for a different kind of potato?
Sure! This recipe calls for russet potatoes, but Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes would be just as delicious.
Note that the texture of your mashed potatoes may differ slightly based on the kind that you choose.
Can I make this recipe dairy free?
You can customize this recipe as much as you’d like to fit your allergy needs. Most of the deliciousness of these potatoes relies on garlic and spices. The dairy can be substituted!
If you want to try a plant-based version of these mashed potatoes, subsitute cream cheese, sour cream, butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese for dairy-free substitutes.
These substitutes are surprisingly easy to find at most major grocery stores.
I hope you try these tasty garlic parmesan mashed potatoes for yourself (i promise you won’t regret it!). If you’re looking for more delicious Disney food inspiration, why not try these Gluten-Free Fried Pickles; they’re upsettingly tasty.
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