Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Creamy Comfort
Picture this: it’s a cozy evening, and you’re craving the ultimate comfort food. What could be more satisfying than a steaming bowl of Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes? Creamy, buttery, and infused with the rich, earthy flavor of roasted garlic, this dish is a warm hug for your taste buds.
Every bite of these mashed potatoes is a delightful journey through layers of flavor and texture. The roasted garlic adds a deep, caramelized sweetness that perfectly complements the creamy, fluffy potatoes. It’s a side dish that can stand alone as the star of your meal or be the perfect companion to your favorite roast or grilled meat.
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 1 whole head of garlic
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Cut the top off the head of garlic to expose the cloves, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast for 30 minutes until soft and caramelized.
- Peel and chop the potatoes into chunks, then boil them until fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl.
- Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and add them to the potatoes.
- Combine the butter, milk, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Heat over low until the butter melts and the mixture is warm.
- Pour the warm milk mixture over the potatoes and garlic.
- Mash everything together until smooth and creamy.
- Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs if desired.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
These Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, with creamy texture and a rich, garlicky flavor. Perfect as a side or a standalone dish.
Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 240, Fat – 8g, Carbohydrates – 39g, Protein – 4g
Imagine savoring a forkful of these Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, where the creamy, velvety potatoes meet the roasted garlic’s sweet notes, and you’re instantly transported to a world of culinary bliss. It’s a dish that evokes nostalgia and fills your senses with warmth. Whether you’re enjoying it by yourself or sharing it with loved ones, these creamy mashed potatoes will always be a timeless favorite.