Almost Homemade – Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cooking And Homemaking - Almost Homemade - Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

When you want a tasty, quick, easy side dish, there’s nothing better than roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The smoky flavor of the roasted garlic and the creamy texture of the mashed potatoes is sure to please even the most demanding palates. It’s a great side dish to serve alongside any savory meal.

Semi-homemade

When you want a simple, creamy, savory side dish, roasted garlic mashed potatoes are the answer. They’re also perfect for holidays and roast meats. The sweet, nutty flavor of roasted garlic adds a delicious and savory touch to this classic mashed potato recipe.

This mashed potato recipe is easy to make. All you need are a few ingredients, including half-and-half, butter, and roasted garlic. You can add in other flavors to make your mashed potatoes even more tasty.

If you prefer a healthier version of mashed potatoes, you can add in cream, milk, or non-dairy milk instead of the half-and-half. If you’re looking for a creamy, tangy kick, you can add in some sour cream, crushed red pepper, or cream cheese.

You can double the recipe if you’re cooking for a large group. If you want to reduce the fat, you can leave out the butter.

You can use an electric hand mixer or ricer to make mashed potatoes extra creamy. You can also cook the potatoes on the stovetop.

To make your roasted garlic mashed potatoes, you’ll need a head of garlic, a knife, and a few other supplies. First, slice the head of garlic. Place it on a piece of foil and drizzle it with olive oil. Then, wrap it tightly. If you’re able to, wrap it in aluminum foil.

Side dish

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a rich, creamy side dish that’s perfect for any meal. They’re easy to make and are excellent for holidays or weeknight dinners. They’re also great for potlucks.

The ingredients are simple and can be made in a slow cooker. This delicious and satisfying side dish is perfect for a meat-heavy meal or a summer cookout. Its bold flavor complements roast meats, and its creamy texture makes it a comforting side dish.

To prepare these potatoes, you’ll need a full head of garlic. You can buy the bulbs whole or cut them to remove the cloves.

After the cloves are ready, wrap them in aluminum foil. You can add more olive oil if you’d like. Then, place them in the oven for about 40 minutes. When they are soft, remove them from the oven. Let them cool for ten minutes. If you’d like, you can remove the skins.

You can also use a potato ricer to make creamy mashed potatoes. The roasted garlic flavor will permeate the potatoes. If you want to boost the flavor, you can mix in fresh chopped herbs.

When it’s time to serve, sour cream is an ideal topping. You can also add cream cheese for a milder tang. If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, you can use vegetable broth instead of milk or heavy cream.

Quick and easy

Using fresh garlic, roasted garlic, or a combination of both is a great way to make mashed potatoes. You can add some salt, heavy cream, and buttermilk to enhance the flavor. For extra oomph, you can also add some cheese.

The best potatoes are russet ones or Yukon gold. However, any potato can be used in this recipe. They need to be scrubbed and rinsed thoroughly. They should be boiled until tender. Once cooked, they should be drained and returned to the pan. Then, mash them with a fork or a potato masher.

The recipe can be made on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot. You will need to cook the potatoes for about 25 minutes. After this time, they will be soft and a creamy texture will be achieved.

You should be able to tell if the potatoes are ready when pierced with a fork. If not, they need to be reheated. If they are overcooked, they may become watery and gluey.

You will need to use a large saucepan. It should have about an inch of water above the potatoes. You will need to cover the pan for 10 minutes. This will help the potatoes to heat and absorb the butter and milk.

Lighter Semi-homemade Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This is a quick and healthy way to stretch a package of instant mashed potatoes.  While we have tried the approach with a variety of flavors, the Roasted Garlic flavor works particularly well.

I usually start with a  16-ounce  package of frozen Cauliflower florets, but fresh cauliflower will work fine if you have it.

Cooking Process

  • Steam cauliflower until tender
  • Mash the cauliflower according to your family’s tolerance for lumps.  Generally, smaller is better.
  • Cook 4 ounce package of Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes according to the instructions
  • Add the mashed cauliflower; when adding the package, dry the ingredients and mix in thoroughly.

Servings

  • Using this approach and following the 1/2 cup prepared serving size of mashed potatoes, you add 5 more servings for a total of 9 servings.

Calorie Reduction

  • The calorie count per serving is reduced by almost half, from 100 to 54 calories per serving.
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