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Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 whole head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, rinsed, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash hands with soap and water. Using a sharp knife cut the top off garlic head, exposing tops of the cloves. Place garlic head on a piece of aluminum foil. Pour olive oil on cut edge and sprinkle with thyme. Bunch aluminum foil around the head and bake for about 45 minutes.

2. Allow garlic to cool slightly, then break into cloves and squeeze each clove to remove soft garlic. Mash on a plate until creamy. Set aside.

3. Bring about 2 quarts of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes reserving some of the water in a separate bowl.

4. Return potatoes to pan and add butter. Warm buttermilk in the microwave for about 1 minute or warm in a saucepan on top of the stove. May curdle slightly, this is natural.

5. Add buttermilk and garlic to potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or grind through a food mill using medium mesh repeat using fine mesh. Add some of the hot potato water if potatoes are too stiff. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm in a double boiler until ready to serve.

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic
Total Time
120 min
Prep Time
20 min
Nutrition Facts

Calories: 122
Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Sodium: 260 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 6 g
Added Sugar: 0 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 10 g