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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The creamiest roasted garlic mashed potatoes made with the most underrated kitchen tool ever, the ricer!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12


  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and quartered, see notes below
  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and quartered, see notes below
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt for boiling potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place garlic cloves in foil, wrap tight, and bake for 40 minutes at 375f in the center of the oven. Once finished, mash the roasted garlic into a paste.
  • Place potatoes into a large pot and overfill the potatoes with cold water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, add in 2 tablespoons of kosher salt and stir to incorporate, then turn the heat down to a moderate boil. Cover pot leaving lid slightly ajar.
  • Once potatoes are fork tender (about 20-25 minutes) drain in a colander.
  • While potatoes are draining, heat butter, milk, and roasted garlic paste over low heat. Break up the garlic paste with a wooden spoon to evenly distribute it.
  • Rice the still-warm potatoes into the dry pot that was used for boiling. After all potatoes have been riced pour in the milk mixture and gently stir to incorporate.
  • Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


  • A mix of russet (powdery and dry) and Yukon Gold (semi-waxy and creamy) work well, but if choosing just one type go with all Yukon Gold potatoes.
  • A ricer is the best tool for perfect mashed potatoes.
  • Rice the potatoes into the still-hot pot that was used for boiling.  The residual heat of the pot will further dry out the potatoes.
  • Mashed potatoes are best eaten the same day.  If making hours in advance leave in the pot and reheat over low heat with the addition of more milk and butter and gently stir until smooth and warm.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 3.6g | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg