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 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. 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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vbag 158698
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

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

jreyes128 156918
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

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

Sundayfood 141419
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Very nice! A crowd pleaser!"

winlane0513 141418
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This is the best mashed potato recipe ever!"

jcarlisle219 158697
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Awesome potatoes! Loved them!!"

justmbeth 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 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 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 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 141417
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

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

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