Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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For a dinner accompaniment that hardly seems light at all, consider Nikki Dolan's creamy mashed potatoes. The Largo, Florida reader uses light cream cheese and plenty of garlic to flavor the rich side dish. It's destined to become a popular request at your home. Although it was once thought to ward off vampires, today’s research suggests garlic has a laundry list of cardiovascular benefits including reduction in LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and an increase in HDL cholesterol.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 6 medium red potatoes (about 2-1/4 pounds), cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 207 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulb; brush with oil. Wrap in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Squeeze softened garlic into a large bowl. Add the potatoes, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper; beat until blended. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p57

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s_pants User ID: 174050 247639
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

"I really liked these, but my family did not care for them."

nikki31675 User ID: 6359691 149100
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"This is my recipe and I have "revamped" it...rather than boil the potatoes I bake them ahead of time..I find that boiling takes away from the flavor of the potato."

horsey_mom User ID: 4932089 206799
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Really easy, great taste and my kids LOVED it!"

smurthwaitetd User ID: 1989694 153628
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Awesome flavor!"

tarb68 User ID: 4773200 63146
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Delicious! Made these as directed on Thanksgiving morning, then put in crockpot on low until we were ready to eat in the afternoon."

jamiebonner User ID: 1661696 129307
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"I use this recipe, but do not add the milk, salt, or pepper. It is wonderful without it and the cream cheese makes it very creamy. I always get asked to bring these along to Holiday gatherings."

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