Caramelized Onion and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Caramelized Onion and Garlic Mashed PotatoesRecipe
Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart


You can respond to cries of "It's not Thanksgiving without mashed spuds!" by taking this classic to the next level: Think garlic-infused olive oil and sweet caramelized onions.

Serves 8 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


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5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 medium onions, chopped
2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
5 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onions; cook 16 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat.

2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 14 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Return potatoes to pan; mash to desired consistency.

3. Combine remaining 4 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small skillet; heat over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until garlic is lightly golden. Remove pan from heat; cool 3 minutes. Mash garlic into a paste with the back of a fork. Stir onion mixture, garlic mixture, milk, salt, and pepper into potato mixture. Return pan to medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 216
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 6.3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 203 mg
Calcium 65 mg