Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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These creamy mashed potatoes get their flavor burst from garlic and caramelized onions. They're great with any meal. —Richard Markle, Midlothian, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 236 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Remove papery outer skin from garlic bulb but do not peel or separate the cloves. Cut top off of garlic bulb, exposing individual cloves. Brush with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap bulb in foil. Bake until softened, 30-35 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over low heat, heat remaining oil. Add onion; cook until golden brown, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a food processor. Cover and process until blended; set aside.
  3. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain. Place potatoes in a bowl. Squeeze softened garlic into bowl; add butter, sour cream, cheese, milk, salt, pepper and onion. Beat until mashed.
    Freeze option: Place cooled mashed potato mixture in a freezer container and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe bowl until heated through, stirring twice and adding a little milk if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Country October/November 2009, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I like the creaminess of cream cheese, so I added softened cream cheese to this. It was perfect."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"I didn't add sour cream but I added milk. It still tasted great!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Very nice! A crowd pleaser!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This is the best mashed potato recipe ever!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Awesome potatoes! Loved them!!"

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