Roasted garlic mashed potatoes



15 min


1 h 15 min



Roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Photo, Erik Putz.

Who doesn't love fluffy garlic mashed potatoes with their meal? Pair this triple-tested recipe with everything from roasted turkey to seared steak or roasted chicken.


  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 large baking potatoes , peeled and cubed (1.5 kg)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • white pepper , optional


  • PREHEAT oven to 400F. Place garlic heads on a large piece of foil. Slice off tops of garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil. Bake in centre of oven until golden, about 50 min. Cool and squeeze the bottoms of the heads to release the cloves.
  • BOIL potatoes in a large pot of water until very tender, 15 to 20 min. Drain potatoes. Press potatoes with garlic through a ricer in batches back into same pot over medium-low. Stir in sour cream, chives, butter and salt until potatoes are warmed through. Season garlic mashed potatoes with fresh white pepper.


How to make perfect mashed potatoes

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 202,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 193 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin B6