Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I would share one of my favorite side dishes.  This effortless recipe is the perfect compliment to any holiday meal.  Roasted garlic, warm heavy cream and buttery Yukon Gold potatoes are a few elements that help create this unforgettable dish.  Mashed potatoes are traditional fare for the holidays and this tasty side is a definite departure from the ordinary. INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 - 2/3 cup warm heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place garlic cloves on a small square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Wrap foil around garlic and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • If you prefer, peel the potatoes.
  • Quarter potatoes and cover with water in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to hot pot and mash with masher or hand held mixer.
  • Mash in the roasted garlic. Mix in butter, heavy cream, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer mashed potatoes to an oven proof dish and sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until top is golden

These garlicky spuds will have your family and friends coming back for more!  Enjoy