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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Author: JB


  • 4 pounds Russet Potatoes
  • 2 sticks butter 8 oz, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste


  • Cut end off end of head of garlic, place in foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Close up foil and bake in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Peel and dice potatoes into 1/2" cubes.
  • Cover in water in large pan and boil 20 - 30 minutes, until soft.
  • Drain potatoes.
  • Add 4 cloves of the roasted garlic by popping out of their skins.
  • Mash potatoes with a masher until everything is pretty mashed
  • Add butter.
  • Use hand mixer to smooth out any remaining lumps.
  • Slowly add cream until potatoes reach right consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.