Roasted Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes are the perfect rustic side dish that pairs well with almost anything. Buttery, garlicky, creamy mashed potatoes that everyone will go crazy for.
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Roasting the garlic bulbs transforms the cloves into buttery sweet bits of love. Adds extra garlic flavor to many different recipes. This is a delicious comforting side dish that goes well with a holiday dinner like this Prime Rib or a weeknight meal like my Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak or my Oven Baked Ribs. A delicious way to impress company!
Why this recipe works
They are full of flavor and super simple to make, you don't even have to peel them like my Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Once you realize how quick and easy these are to make you may be hooked for life like my Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes!
Ingredients for Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes
- Potatoes: I used red potatoes but Yukon Gold also works great.
- Garlic: You'll need whole garlic bulbs in order to roast them.
- Butter: I use salted, if you use unsalted you may have to add more salt.
- Half n half: You can also make your own by just using 1/2 heavy cream and 1/2 whole milk.
how to roast garlic
- Step 1: Cut the top off of the garlic bulbs and place them on a piece of aluminum foil. Add a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Step 2: Fold the foil over and seal it up and place it in the oven.
- Step 3: Wash the potatoes and cut them into large pieces, place them into the water, and bring to a boil until fork tender.
- Step 4: Boil the potatoes until fork tender and drain in a colander.
- Step 5: Once the garlic is done squeeze the cloves out.
- Step 6: Place the cloves on a cutting board and smash them up with a knife.
- Step 7: Heat the half n half and butter in the microwave until warm.
- Step 8: Use a potato masher and smash the warm potatoes. Then mix in the garlic, warmed half n half, and butter until creamy.
- These are supposed to be slightly lumpy.
- The half-n-half and butter should be warm to prevent any gumminess when combined.
- Yukon golds are also a great option, too.
- Use a potato masher to mash up the warm potatoes.
Yes, just prepare following the directions and place in a baking dish covered with foil heat in a 350 oven until heated through.
Although I don't do it often red potatoes are the best potato for freezing. They tend to hold their texture the best.
Add a little more butter to these red garlic mashed potatoes and reheat in the microwave until heated through
You can in a pinch but I really recommend half n half it adds the best creaminess to these garlic-mashed red potatoes.
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Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes
Roasted garlic red mashed potatoes are the perfect rustic side dish that pairs well with almost anything. A delicious way to impress company
- 2 medium garlic heads
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 pounds red potatoes (cut into quarters)
- Salt and black pepper
- 3/4 cup half N half
- 6 tablespoon butter
- Fresh chopped parsley or chives for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degree
- Cut the top off the garlic heads, place on a sheet of aluminum foil, and drizzle the olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap foil tightly around bulbs. Roast for 40-45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool, then press the cloves out of the peels into a small bowl. Mash with a fork and set aside.
- Place the potatoes in a large pot with water to cover them. Add in 1 tablespoon salt and bring to boil over medium heat. Boil until potatoes are fork-tender for about 15-20 minutes. Drain and place back into the pot.
- In a small bowl add the half n half and butter and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until warm.
- Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes and add in the garlic and warm half-n-half, butter mixture. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Yukon gold potatoes will also work.
Half n Half can be found in the milk section of your grocery store. Or you can simply combine 1/2 milk and 1/2 heavy cream to make half n half.
Amount Per Serving Calories 350Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 6g
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No red onion in the recipe just some chives if you would like to garnish with them. The full recipe is right above this comment section 🙂
I see red onions bits or shallot bits in the pics. Do you recommend using those?
Half n half is found in the milk section of the grocery store. I give directions on how to make your own in the notes section of the recipe.
what is half N half