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Rosemary and roasted garlic mashed potatoes are the best side dish for your Friendsgiving, Hannukah, Christmas dinner or for next Wednesday!
Dude. Can I just say one thing? These mashed potatoes are the t*ts. I hate to say it that way (no I don’t) but they totally are. I’ve made a few variations, ALL of which included garlic, and they always turn out SO delicious. And I’m the type that keeps my potato skins on, they’re so much better than that.
These are such a great side dish for the holidays, or for any dinner really. These garlic mashed potatoes are seriously good and SERIOUSLY easy to make.
The best thing about this mashed potato recipe is that it’s totally versatile. If i’m Whole30ing, I use ghee and olive oil to make these creamy and delicious. For a vegan variation, I use olive oil and vegan butter (Miyoko’s is the best), or for full fatty goodness, it’s cream cheese, sour cream, and butter – and all accompanied by a head of roasted garlic.
If you’re looking for an easy full dinner for your family, make this long with my roasted chicken with tarragon and some roasted Brussel sprouts with pomegranate glaze! And as always, a good glass of wine.
Now, every batch of mashed potatoes varies, some potatoes need more oil/butter/cream to whip them into perfection. So use this as a guide as far as flavor, but keep in mind that you may need a little more love to get the lumps out. Make these and enjoy!
- 2 1/2 lbs potatoes
- 1 head roasted garlic
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup good chicken stock or 1/4 cup chicken drippings
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place a stock pot on the stove and heat over high to bring to a boil
- While the water is heating up, scrub the potatoes to remove excess dirt. Chop potatoes in half or quarters to cook more quickly
- Once the water comes to a boil, salt the water and stir. Put the potatoes in the water and cook until fork tender, approximately 15 minutes
As my mom says “as long as they are potatoes and I eat them in every possible way!”
These are my favorite kind of mashed potatoes! I tend to love anything with garlic. These look so fabulous.
YUM. I love potatoes of ANY kind, but mashed is one of my favorite options. This recipe looks DELISH.
This looks so good, one can never go wrong with garlic and potatoes always a perfect match.
Mmmm! This sounds heavenly. I could just eat it with a spoon with nothing else.
I love garlic, but I’ve never mixed it with mashed potatoes. It looks like a perfect side dish for dinner. Can’t wait to try it out at the weekend! 🙂
I love this new twist! I normally have them boiled and I think roasted would taste better. I love that burnt smokey taste, would love to try for sure!
Oh. My. Goodness…. that looks absolutely amazing! I want to just eat some right now but I have to get groceries before I can make it.
yum yum yum!!! Roasted Garlic Potatoes it is for dinner. Thank you sooooo much for the recipe.
This looks amazing. Roasted garlic is tasty. I will try this yummy delicious recipe.
I love mashed potatoes! Over here, we also add a bit of lettuce and beans to make ‘mokimo’ as famously called. Then serving over some stew. Always delicious!
Those look too good to eat! I would really enjoy you recipe for a big dinner!
this looks soo yummy! Can never go wrong with mashed potatoes.
oh my god, looks so delicious and tasty. full of flavour and colour. love the presentation and very eye-catching
Yum, perfect for a Sunday roast!
They really do look like great mashed potatoes. I know my daughter would love them. Garlic mashed potatoes are one of her favorite foods.
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes looks yum. Great meal with some meat. Mashed potatoes are ultimate comfort food.