Garlic and Shallot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Garlic and Shallot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Roasting garlic gives it a mellow, robust flavor, so it's not overpowering in these marvelous mashed potatoes. A touch of cream cheese provides just the right amount of richness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 8 medium), peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Cayenne pepper or paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 228 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves) and the shallot. Cut tops off of garlic bulb and shallot; brush with oil. Wrap each in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain; place in a large bowl.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into bowl. Finely chop shallot; add to potatoes. Add the milk, butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper; mash potatoes. Sprinkle with cayenne if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic and Shallot Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p240

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