Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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The amount of garlic in this recipe may seem huge, but the garlic mellows and sweetens as it roasts. All your guests will taste is heavenly, rich, light potatoes.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 whole heads plus 2 cloves garlic, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. red bliss potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 8 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Wrap the whole garlic heads in aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven. Roast until garlic is very soft and yields to gentle finger pressure, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cut the garlic bulbs in half horizontally. Using your hands, squeeze out the roasted garlic and push it through a sieve.
  • Peel and thinly slice the remaining 2 cloves garlic. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté garlic, turning often, until brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Place potatoes and enough water to cover by 1" in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 8–10 minutes, or until very tender. Drain well; return to the pot over moderate heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute to steam off any excess moisture. Set aside.
  • Heat butter and milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the butter melts; pour over cooked potatoes and add puréed garlic, salt, and pepper. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  • Serve hot with fried garlic slices.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 whole heads plus 2 cloves garlic, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. red bliss potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 8 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Wrap the whole garlic heads in aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven. Roast until garlic is very soft and yields to gentle finger pressure, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cut the garlic bulbs in half horizontally. Using your hands, squeeze out the roasted garlic and push it through a sieve.
  • Peel and thinly slice the remaining 2 cloves garlic. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté garlic, turning often, until brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Place potatoes and enough water to cover by 1" in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 8–10 minutes, or until very tender. Drain well; return to the pot over moderate heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute to steam off any excess moisture. Set aside.
  • Heat butter and milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the butter melts; pour over cooked potatoes and add puréed garlic, salt, and pepper. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  • Serve hot with fried garlic slices.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories280
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium610mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Protein5g