We Tried 2 Chainz’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes to See If They’re Worth the Hype

You know 2 Chainz for his popular track “It’s a Vibe,” but you just might start to think of him as a chef once you try his recipe for garlic mashed potatoes. To see if they’re worth the buzz, we tested the spuds for our latest episode of Celeb Bites, a YouTube series where we attempt to cook and bake like the stars to find out which dishes are worth adding to our collection for good.

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It turns out that the rapper released a digital cookbook back in 2013, alongside the debut of his album “B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME.” It contained an assortment of the artist’s favorite eats, the recipes for which were produced in collaboration with Atlanta’s own Chef Aleem.

Among the most viral were the garlic mashed potatoes. And it’s no wonder why: they’re buttery, creamy and packed with both minced garlic and garlic powder. But do they live up to the hype?

Watch the episode above to get our thoughts and the full recipe.

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...