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Grandmother's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Grandmother's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Notes: For a shortcut, buy refrigerated peeled garlic cloves.

Sunset NOVEMBER 1997

  • Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 cup peeled garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream or milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt and white pepper


1. Peel potatoes and cut into quarters. Place potatoes in a 5- to 6-quart pan and add enough water to cover. Cover pan and bring to a boil over high heat, then simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over low heat, combine garlic, cream, and butter. Cover and stir occasionally until garlic is tender when pierced, about 10 minutes.

3. In a blender or food processor, purée garlic mixture.

4. Drain potatoes, return to pan, and add garlic purèe. Mash with a potato masher or mixer until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 227
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 35g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Sodium: 50mg
  • Cholesterol: 24mg