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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Awesome flavor!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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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