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Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

GretaGreta Cote

The popular Applebee’s® restaurant chain’s version of mashed potatoes uses garlic, bacon, scallions, and sour cream.

servings:Makes 4 servings
prep time:
10 min
total time:
20 min


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 5 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk, warmed
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes photo


  • 1

    In a large pot, cover potatoes and garlic with lightly salted water. Boil until potatoes are fork tender.

  • 2

    Fry bacon in skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels. Pour out all but 1 teaspoon bacon grease from pan. Add scallions to grease, saute until soft, but not brown. Add bacon.

  • 3

    Drain potatoes and return to pot. Mash potatoes with milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Stir in bacon and scallions. Reheat, if necessary, before serving.



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