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I tried this recipe today and I absolutely loved it! I will make it again someday in the future. The taste was perfect! My entire family loved it, also. Thank you, Elise!
You are very welcome Vivian, I’m so glad you and your family liked it!
Delicious . Easy to make
okay thank you! how many potatoes did you use?
Love it !!! Easy to make and sooooo Good
I made these for Christmas dinner and they were absolutely delicious. It was my first time making mashed potatoes, but they were so easy! My sister raved over them – she said that they had the perfect amount of garlic. I did end up adding close to a tbsp of salt, so I was wondering how much is typically used? Thank you for this recipe!
Hi, Paige! The salt in this recipes is really “to taste” but anywhere from 1 to 3 teaspoons sounds about right to me.
Can you make the potatoes early and how do you keep them warm. Want to prepare them with prime roast but not want to wait till the last minute to prepare them.
Hi, Sharon! Do you have a slow cooker or crockpot? If so, you can keep the potatoes on the “warm” setting for up to two hours. If you don’t have that option, I’d follow this recipe for Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes and just add a head of roasted garlic when mashing the potatoes. Hope that helps!
Loved it! This is a simple concept, but getting the ratios right can be tricky. I grew up with throwing in a chunk of butter and a splash of milk, which doesn’t really hold a candle to the richness of these results. I never really measure potatoes, but one could feel comfortable increasing/decreasing the other ingredients to be in proportion and be confident the results would be fantastic. One tip: to save time on recipes that require them, I roast many heads of garlic and keep the cloves in a bag in the freezer.
Made these for Thanksgiving and they were delicious!
Made these for Christmas dinner with prime rib roast. Perfect! Great recipe. Enjoy!
So good!! Will definitely be keeping this recipe :)
Hi Elise–I’d like to make these in advance. How do you recommend I go about doing that? Thanks so much for your help!
Hi, Michelle! Emma, managing editor for Simply Recipes, here! I’d recommend making this recipe for make-ahead mashed potatoes and just adding the roasted garlic from this recipe. Enjoy!
If I do more garlic and add butter to it how long can I keep it in the refrigerator before it goes bad? Thanks for your help
Hi Elaine, in my refrigerator most food usually lasts 5 days.
this recipe looks great!! i only have heavy whipping cream in my fridge right now..do you think that would still work well or would it be too much?
I think heavy whipping cream is the only cream I ever use, so yes, it will work.
You can roast the garlic, then squeeze the softened cloves out, mash them up with butter (and whatever seasonings you like), then roll it up in plastic wrap and freeze it, or keep it in the fridge for use on toast, meat, anything really. It’s like having your own garlic butter, ready whenever you want it!
How do you squeeze the garlic? With your hands or do you use a machine or device for this.
With your hands. It’s easy! ~Elise
I usually just add a pinch of garlic paste to my mashed potatoes. This idea to use fresh garlic is simply great!
I roast a chicken with a whole head and sometimes two, of peeled garlic nestled in the chicken’s cavity and under the chicken’s skin before roasting.
When my chicken is done, I scoop out several of the roasted garlic pieces and toss them into my hot potates, then mash them as usual. My whole family adores the chicken and the potatoes.
Great idea, thanks! ~Elise
I LOVE garlic anything! Especially mashed potatoes. I always toss in a little lemon zest, a little rosemary, and instead of heavy cream I use both mayo and milk to get the consistency I like (sounds weird, but the mayo adds a nice tang!).
These sound great! I make my potatoes using a very similar recipe, but instead of sour cream (my husband doesn’t like it), I use a bit of a block of cream cheese (1/4-1/8, maybe). Delicious!
When it comes to mashed potatoes, I am a traditionalist. Milk (or cream), butter, salt, and pepper makes for the perfect mashed potatoes, in my mind. That being said, roasted garlic is so subtle and sweet in its flavor that I think it would pass the mashed potato test in my house. Great, simple recipe.
Great tip on roasting several heads, mashing, flattening and freezing.