Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are what garlic mashed potato dreams are made of! Garlic is roasted and whipped into creamy mashed potatoes until smooth. Buttery, garlicky and the perfect mashed potato recipe!

Let’s Talk Potatoes

Mashed potatoes need their main star: potatoes!

For this recipe, Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes can be used. Either options work great! Yukon Gold potatoes naturally have a more buttery texture than Russets, but they both whip up beautifully!

Add the peeled and diced potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Then, bring that water to a boil. If you drop the potatoes directly into boiling water, it can cause the starch inside the potatoes to seize up and result in a grainy mashed potato – nobody wants that!

For whipping the potatoes, I like to use my hand mixer. An immersion blender or a potato masher can also be used.

How to Roast Garlic

Roasting garlic really magnifies the garlic flavor! Brings it to life and adds all sorts of depth. Which makes it the perfect companion for these mashed potatoes.

In order to roast garlic, a whole garlic head is needed. Try to find one that is on the larger side, or use a couple smaller ones. Take a knife and cut off the tip of each bulb, leaving the bottom whole. This will expose the tops of the garlic. Drizzle on a bit of olive oil, wrap in foil and stick it in the oven! Easy peasy. Takes about 30-45 minutes to roast – this is definitely something that can be done ahead of time if you’re in a time crunch!

Once the garlic is roasted, allow it to cool for a bit. Then, you can squeeze the bottom of the garlic bulb and all the roasted garlic will come out! It whips into the mashed potatoes beautifully.

Optional Brown Butter Garlic Topping

If you really want to take these mashed potatoes over the top, add on a brown butter garlic topping before serving! How great does that sound? Here’s how to make it:

  1. Add a stick of butter and about 10 garlic cloves to a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Melt and brown the butter until the butter is golden brown and nutty. The garlic cloves will be perfectly sautéd and browned as well.
  3. Create grooves and creases on the top of the mashed potatoes. Then ladle the browned butter garlic sauce over top into the grooves! Get ready for the “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s.”

Note: if you don’t like eating whole garlic cloves, remove them from the butter before pouring onto the mashed potatoes!

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x


Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are what garlic mashed potato dreams are made of! Garlic is roasted and whipped into creamy mashed potatoes until smooth. Buttery, garlicky and the perfect mashed potato recipe!


  • 5 pounds Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large garlic bulb (or 2 smaller bulbs)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Optional browned butter garlic topping:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Cut the tip off of the the garlic bulb, drizzle with the olive oil, wrap in foil and bake in the oven to 30-45 minutes, or until golden brown and roasted. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, add the cubed potatoes to a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 15-20 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and add the potatoes back into the same pot to mash or into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the stick of butter, heavy cream and salt. Gently squeeze the bottom of the roasted garlic bulb to squeeze the garlic into the potatoes. Remove any garlic skin that may peel off in the process.
  4. Use a hand mixer or immersion blender to blend until smooth and creamy.

Optional browned butter garlic topping:

  1. If the browned butter garlic topping is desired, add the remaining stick of butter and 10 garlic cloves to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow to melt and bubble down until the butter is perfectly browned. It should be golden brown in color and smell nutty, being careful to not burn.
  2. Make grooves and swirls in the top of the mashed potatoes in their serving dish and spoon the browned butter garlic sauce into the grooves. Remove the garlic cloves if you don’t want to eat large pieces of garlic. Enjoy!


  • The browned butter garlic sauce topping is optional. Add it on prior to serving if desired, removing the garlic cloves if large pieces are garlic are not desired.
  • Nutritional information does not include optional browned butter garlic topping.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 417
  • Sugar: 3.3g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Fat: 24.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.8g
  • Fiber: 6.8g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg

Keywords: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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