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 cloves. Cut top off of garlic bulb, exposing individual cloves. Brush cut cloves with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap in foil. Bake until cloves are soft, 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. 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; return to pan. Squeeze softened garlic onto potatoes; 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, stirring twice and adding a little milk if necessary, until heated through.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Country October/November 2009, p49

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vbag User ID: 1135425 158698
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

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

jreyes128 User ID: 7269399 156918
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

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

Sundayfood User ID: 6763783 141419
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Very nice! A crowd pleaser!"

winlane0513 User ID: 6990297 141418
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This is the best mashed potato recipe ever!"

jcarlisle219 User ID: 1138834 158697
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Awesome potatoes! Loved them!!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 161549
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Wow! Awesome! Bit hit with all. Served more like 4 in my family rather than 6. I think most went back for seconds."

JessicaRae User ID: 4435739 100915
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Yum! Yum! Yum! I happened to serve this with a lemon chicken recipe, and they flavor complimented it perfectly! :)"

cajeanjean User ID: 1063593 104786
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"This was delicious! I didn't bother puréed the onions, I just added them in as they were."

toni.m User ID: 5441752 104785
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"Ok so I'm jumping the gun a bit! But this sounds amazing. I am making it today for Thanksgiving. so I will come back and let you know for sure. I'm pretty confident that this is gonna be great!"

AmyWaters User ID: 4531355 141417
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"These were delicious and worth the extra effort. Will definitley make again."

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