Looking for a side dish that is fast, easy, tasty and good enough to serve to guests or your family? Why not speed up your regular process for mashed potatoes by adjusting 2 steps and make garlic mashed potatoes? So many of us have very busy lives and need ways of speeding up the cooking process. In addition, I keep hearing from some of my readers that they make instant mashed potatoes. Why not go the fresh route instead? You can make mashed potatoes for 4 in as little as 20 minutes, if you leave on the peel, otherwise about 30 minutes. The smaller you cut the pieces of potatoes, the faster they cook. And if you’re a garlic mashed potatoes lover, simply adding whole cloves of garlic to your potatoes while they boil will create creamy garlic mashed potatoes.