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:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 232 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Remove papery outer skin from garlic bulb, but do not peel or separate the cloves. Cut off top of garlic bulb, exposing individual cloves; brush with oil. Wrap in heavy-duty foil. Bake until cloves are softened, 30-35 minutes. Unwrap and cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze garlic cloves into a bowl; mash with a fork until smooth. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add garlic; mash potatoes to desired consistency, gradually adding remaining ingredients. Yield: 6 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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