Garlic mash potato bake

Give your guests more than just mash with this tasty bake. Comfort food has never tasted so good

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 322
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 49g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.28g


  • 1kg potatoes, quartered
  • butter, for frying
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 140ml pot single cream or milk
  • 25g dried white bread crumbs
  • 25g Gruyère, grated
  • 2 thyme sprigs, leaves stripped


Try with...
A succulent steak and steamed greens, or good quality sausages with lashings of onion gravy


  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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