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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Created by Mariam E.
These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are sure to become a family favorite! Creamy potato mash with rich, roasted garlic
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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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