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These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are sure to become a family favorite! Creamy potato mash with rich, roasted garlic. It’s an easy and delicious side that’s bound to satisfy the hungriest of customers.

Top down view of garlic mashed potatoes in a dish.
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This Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe ticks all the boxes! Creamy..check! Garlicky…check! Buttery…check! Cheesy…. check! It’s an easy mashed potatoes recipe that also feels quite decadent, perfect for any occasion!

Looking for more sides? Why not also try my Garlic Butter Mushrooms and my Easy Green Bean Casserole!

Why you’ll love these Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Roasted garlic. These dreamy potatoes are loaded with roasted garlic. Roasting the garlic really brings out the flavor and adds depth to this yummy mash.
  • Creamy. Made with heavy cream and butter. Super satisfying and hearty!
  • An easy mashed potato recipe. Only a handful of ingredients needed yet packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Fresh Chives
  • Salt & Pepper

How to make Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Roast the garlic: Cut the garlic bulbs, drizzle with olive oil, bake for 20-30 mins.
roasted garlic in foil wrap
  • Boil the potatoes: Peel and dice the potatoes, boil for 10-15 mins.
Diced potatoes in a pot.
  • Make the mash: Drain the pot and add in your other mash ingredients to the potatoes and mash them together until smooth.
  • Bake: Transfer the mash to a greased baking dish, pour the melted butter on top and bake for 20 mins.
  • Garnish, serve and enjoy!

Recipe notes and tips

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • For super smooth mash, use a potato ricer.
  • Make sure you grease you baking dish before adding the mash.
  • To make it more creamy, add in 4 oz. of cream cheese.
  • To make is more cheese, add more cheddar cheese.
  • Taste for salt to add more or less.
  • You can use one bulb of garlic only if you do not like the overpowering flavor of garlic.
  • Top with fresh chives for a pop of color.
Top down shot of garlic mashed potatoes in a baking dish.

FAQ’s

What to serve with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This side makes for a hearty addition to many a main, here’s a few ideas:

Can I prep these Mashed Potatoes ahead of time?

 For sure! If you’ll be serving these Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes to a crowd and want to make them in advance, keep them in the baking dish, cover with foil, then chill in the fridge.

Reheat the Roasted garlic mashed potatoes in an oven at around 350F, in a baking dish, covered with foil, until heated through.

Can you freeze these Mashed Potatoes?

These mashed potatoes taste best fresh but, yes, you can freeze them. You can reheat them from frozen or thaw them first, they can be reheated in the oven or on the stovetop. You want to add a splash of milk or cream to loosen them up a bit.

Top down view of mashed potatoes in a baking dish with a portion taken out.

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are sure to become a family favorite! Creamy potato mash with rich, roasted garlic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and diced into large chunks
  • 2 bulbs garlic, roasted
  • 2 tsps. olive oil
  • 1/4 stick butter, plus 2 tbsps.
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the garlic bulbs and place on a small baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper. Drizzle one tsp. of olive oil on each garlic bulb. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, peel and dice the potatoes. Rinse well and drain. Transfer the potatoes to a large pot and cover with water to boil for 10-15 minutes until fork tender.
  • Once the garlic has roasted, drain the water from the potatoes and add in the 1/4 stick butter, chives, heavy cream, roasted garlic, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Mash everything together well until smooth and lump free.
  • Rub a baking dish with one tbsp. of melted butter and then transfer the mashed potatoes into it. Smoothen it out and top with another tbsp. of melted butter.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top gets a nice golden color. You can also turn on the broiler on to broil the top for a few minutes to get a golden color after 30 minutes of cooking has passed.
  • Remove from the oven, garnish with some fresh chopped chives and serve.

Notes

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • For super smooth mash, use a potato ricer.
  • Make sure you grease you baking dish before adding the mash.
  • To make it more creamy, add in 4 oz. of cream cheese.
  • To make is more cheese, add more cheddar cheese.
  • Taste for salt to add more or less.
  • You can use one bulb of garlic only if you do not like the overpowering flavor of garlic.
  • Top with fresh chives for a pop of color.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
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