Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Try a flavorful recipe for mashed potatoes that makes just enough for two. You can easily double it to serve more!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 2
Recipe by Inspired Taste
November 16, 2011
 

Ingredients

1
small bulb garlic
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
lb baby Yukon Gold or other waxy yellow potatoes
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup half-and-half
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh basil leaves, if desired

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400° F. Cut garlic bulb in half; place on sheet of foil. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over garlic; wrap foil around and over garlic. Bake 40 minutes.
  • 2 After about 15 minutes of baking, peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch chunks; place in 2-quart saucepan. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt; cover with water. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer; cook about 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  • 3 In small saucepan or microwavable bowl, heat or microwave remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and the half-and-half until warm.
  • 4 Drain potatoes; return to saucepan or another bowl. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into potatoes; mash with fork or potato masher. Add warm half-and-half mixture; mash until creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper; garnish with basil.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400° F. Cut garlic bulb in half; place on sheet of foil. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over garlic; wrap foil around and over garlic. Bake 40 minutes.
  • 2 After about 15 minutes of baking, peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch chunks; place in 2-quart saucepan. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt; cover with water. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer; cook about 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  • 3 In small saucepan or microwavable bowl, heat or microwave remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and the half-and-half until warm.
  • 4 Drain potatoes; return to saucepan or another bowl. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into potatoes; mash with fork or potato masher. Add warm half-and-half mixture; mash until creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper; garnish with basil.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Replace the olive oil with butter in the mashed potatoes. The olive oil adds a fruity flavor, while the butter would add a softer, nutty flavor.

When roasting the garlic, roast two bulbs and save the second garlic bulb to spread over toast or mixed into pasta.

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