Mashed Potatoes with Oven-Roasted Garlic

Mashed Potatoes with Oven-Roasted Garlic

Oven-roasted garlic and skin-on Yukon Gold potatoes set this classic side dish apart from your basic mashed potato recipe. They're even good cold the next day!
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Remove outer skin from garlic head, leaving individual cloves intact. Cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the top, exposing all cloves. Coat top of garlic with olive oil and use your fingers to work it in. Wrap in foil and place in a baking dish.
  3. Step 3

    Roast in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    When the garlic is about halfway done, place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, but still firm, 15 to 20 minutes. When poked with a fork, they should break once. Drain.
  5. Step 5

    Remove garlic from the oven. Squeeze garlic from each clove into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
  6. Step 6

    Return potatoes to the pot and mix with cream cheese, margarine, milk, sour cream, and garlic. Mix in salt and pepper.