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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Made with olive oil and roasted garlic, these creamy homemade mashed potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


Roasted Garlic

  • 1 Garlic bulb whole
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt

Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes peeled
  • 2 tsp Sea salt
  • c Extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter optional
  • Chopped chives optional for sprinkling


Roasting Garlic

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Trim the top ¼ inch off the top of the garlic bulb.
  • Place cut-side up on a piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Wrap the garlic in the foil and roast for 40 to 60 minutes or until the cloves are deeply golden brown and tender.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Use the back of a chef’s knife or a small masher to mash the garlic into a paste before incorporating into the mashed potatoes. Set aside.

Mashed Potatoes

  • Place the potatoes and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes into a large bowl. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the roasted garlic, olive oil, ½ cup of the reserved cooking liquid, 1 teaspoon salt, and several pinches of pepper.
  • Continue folding until creamy, adding up to ½ cup more cooking liquid if desired for creamier potatoes. Serve hot with butter, and chives, if desired.


The roasted garlic can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to use.
Keyword Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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