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roasted garlic mashed potatoes in a serving bowl with spoon, herbs and a pat of butter

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a hearty, decadent side, and these rival the version found at any steakhouse or other restaurant.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted garlic mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 232 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

For the roasted garlic

  • 1 full head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Mashed potatoes

  • 2 pounds yukon gold or thin skinned potatoes - you can also use russet potatoes or a mix of both - scrubbed peeled and chopped
  • 5-6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk - I used whole milk for creamier potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh chives or sliced green onion for topping. Fresh thyme is also a great topping on these potatoes

Instructions

  1. Roast the garlic. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Slice about ¼ inch off of the top of the head of garlic.  Place the head of garlic in the center of a square piece of foil.  You can line with parchment, if you have concerns about aluminum exposure. Drizzle the olive oil over the garlic and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil around the garlic and close it up. Roast it in the oven until soft, about 40 minutes. This may be longer for larger heads of garlic, FYI.  Once it is done, carefully remove it and carefully open it up. Hint: watch out for steam! Make ahead of time (recommended), or set aside to cool while you do the other steps below.

  2. Cook the potatoes. Place the potatoes into a pot and cover them with cold water. Bring them to a boil over high heat on the stove, add a pinch of salt, cover the pot and simmer on medium heat for 7-10 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender and mashable.
  3. Drain the potatoes. Drain the water from the potatoes and return them to the pot you cooked them in.

  4. Mash and season. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper to the pot with the potatoes and use a potato masher to mash them up to your desired consistency. Squeeze the roasted garlic into the pot of potatoes and gently fold the garlic into the creamy potatoes, top with the fresh herbs.
  5. Taste to check the flavor. If you want to, add any additional salt, pepper, herbs or butter.

  6. Serve. These potatoes are best served nice and hot with your favorite main dish like grilled chicken, steak or fish.

Recipe Notes

Notes
To roast the garlic quicker you can do it in the air fryer. To roast the garlic in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. Cut about ¼ inch off of the top of the garlic head. Place the head of garlic in the center of a square piece of foil. Drizzle the olive oil over the garlic and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil around the garlic and close it up. Place the garlic into the air fryer basket and roast for 20-30 minutes. Remove and let cool for 4-5 minute before opening.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 885mg38%
Potassium 699mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 362IU7%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.