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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These roasted garlic mashed potatoes are outstanding. The roasted, savory flavor of these potatoes make them the perfect side. They also pass the ‘gravy lake test’, holding a nice big serving of gravy without getting runny.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword garlicky, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 110kcal
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  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil more or less
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes quartered (and peeled if you desire)
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • parsley chopped, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cut the top off the head of garlic and place the head onto a small piece of aluminum foil.
  • Drizzle the garlic with oil and seal inside the foil. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until very tender.
  • Remove the garlic from the oven. Open the pouch and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes and boil until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  • Lightly chop the potatoes and return them to the (now empty) large pot.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients except for the parsley. Also squeeze in the cloves of roasted garlic.
  • Blend with a handheld mixer or potato masher until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Serve garnished with parsley.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg