This Longhorn Mashed Potatoes recipe is one buttery and garlic-flavored way to serve your potatoes at home. Not to mention, you can prepare this restaurant-style side dish with more than affordable ingredients in less than 1 hour.
The Longhorn menu is famous for the various kinds of steak, but they are also loved for their classic tasty side dishes. One of these is the Longhorn mashed potatoes, and today we will learn how to replicate it with some easy step-by-step instructions.
Longhorn Steakhouse is an American casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1981 by two best friends. Their first location, originally called LongHorn Steaks Restaurant & Saloon, was opened in Atlanta, Georgia. However, in less than 10 years, the franchise expanded, having restaurants located all over the United States and even in Puerto Rico.
Longhorn Mashed Potatoes FAQ
Before we learn how to prepare this recipe, I think it’s important to know some extra info. The next four frequently asked questions about Longhorn mashed potatoes will let you know more about making and serving this copycat recipe.
How to Make this Copycat Longhorn Recipe Vegan?
To be honest, I didn’t try to make this recipe vegan till now. However, if any vegan friend is here to learn how to adapt this copycat Longhorn mashed potatoes recipe to its preferences, try to use coconut/soy milk and cream. Additionally, replace the butter with vegan butter.
How to Prepare the Potatoes Using an Instant Pot?
- Wash, peel, and slice the potatoes.
- Next, place them in the instant pot and cover them with water.
- Set the instant pot to high pressure for 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the potatoes).
- Allow the pot to naturally release pressure for 8-10 minutes. Then, do a quick release and carefully remove the potatoes.
- Finally, you have boiled potatoes ready to be mashed!
Why Should You Use a Hand Mixer Instead of a Potato Masher?
Even though we all know a potato masher can make this job too, if you want to replicate the Longhorn recipe, a mixer is necessary. So, to get the same consistency as the original recipe, use your hand mixer or a blender.
What to Serve with these Mashed Potatoes?
This Longhorn mashed potatoes recipe goes well with so many dishes, from roast beef, meatloaf, and ham to chicken or turkey. However, I strongly recommend pairing it with one of the following three recipes:
- Baked Italian Sausages in Oven with Peppers: Grilled, boiled, or pan-fried Italian sausages are combined with sautéed bell peppers and onions that have been seasoned with vinegar and traditional Italian herbs, including basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme. You can serve the flavorful sausage & pepper combo on its own or occasionally with sauce. Also, you can eat sausages and peppers plain, on spaghetti, or pair them with the Longhorn mashed potatoes.
- Tender Cube Steak and Gravy: These beef steaks are fork-tender, savory, and delicious (and easy too)! Cube steak is a quick-cooking, juicy, and flavorful dinner ideal for a weekday. The best kind of Southern comfort meal is this!
- Baked Tri-Tip Steak in the Oven: This juicy steak combines the amazing flavors of garlic, paprika, and chili with the tenderness of red meat. Also, it’s one time-saving recipe, perfect for preparing mashed potatoes simultaneously.
How to Make Copycat Longhorn Mashed Potatoes
Finally, let’s see what we need to make this copycat Longhorn recipe and the steps.
What You Need to Make Longhorn Mashed Potatoes
Here are all the ingredients you need to rock these buttery mashed potatoes. Keep in mind that if you don’t have them all, it is not such a tragedy considering that we simply prepare mashed potatoes. However, if you want the final result to taste like the Longhorn’s one, I strongly recommend closely following this ingredient list:
- 3 lbs russet potatoes;
- 1 cup heavy cream;
- ½ cup softened butter;
- 1/3 cup sour cream;
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic;
- Salt and pepper to your own taste;
- Extra melted butter to top the mashed potatoes in the end.
Another important thing to mention is that I didn’t respect the previous quantities, as I prepared them only for my hubby and me. So, I adjusted them to make only two portions (2 cups). If you respect the amounts, you’ll make exactly 8 cups of Longhorn mashed potatoes; enough to impress the whole family.
Longhorn Mashed Potatoes Step-By-Step Recipe
Now that we know what we need, it’s time to find the instructions. Don’t you worry, I took some photos to help you follow the recipe even more!
- Peel and cook potatoes until soft with the preferred method. If you have an Instant Pot, follow the FAQs section’s previous instructions. On the other hand, if you cook the potatoes in a pot, just bring the water to a boil, add potatoes, and then bring it down to a simmer. Next, cook them for about 20-25 minutes until a fork goes through easily.
- Drain excess water and set aside only one potato in a bowl.
- If you only have butter from the fridge, melt it using a coffee pot with boiling water and a small bowl.
- Then, mix together the softened butter with the minced garlic in a small bowl. Don’t forget to keep some extra butter for the end.
- Add the butter and garlic mixture, the heavy cream, and the sour cream to the potatoes and mix until pureed with a hand mixer.
- Finally, add the potato that you previously set aside and mash coarsely.
Enjoy Your Longhorn Potatoes at Home!
One final advantage of this recipe I love is its versatility and the ease of double or triple it for larger groups. Believe me; you’ll want to make more when your kids discover how buttery and tasty mashed potatoes can be!
Also, I will be super excited to learn your opinion on this recipe. What did your family think about it? Did you enjoy preparing it? Did you find it as delicious as I did? Not to mention if you improved it in any way, please let me know. Tell me everything in the comment section below.
Last but not least, if you are eager to find out more easy-to-make side dishes ideas you can enjoy at home any time, give these favorites of mine a closer look: