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Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 269671
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2017

"I love garlic mashed potatoes and these were so easy and delicious. Very flavorful and creamy. Will make again."

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."

HotMamaJones User ID: 5503319 87737
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"This was absolutely fantastic! I could not get enough of it and will make it over and over again. I rate it 5 stars plus but the stars did not show up above so wanted to add this to the comment! Good job, great recipe, easy and tasty - what more can one ask for?"

melinmn User ID: 5609501 141413
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"i had it with meatloaf too!"

jmartin01 User ID: 1012828 92603
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Loved the carmalized onions and garlic. Great flavor for a different spin on your potatoes. Wonderful with meatloaf."

melinmn User ID: 5609501 113334
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"reminds me a lot of the stuffing i make for Thanksgiving...which doesnt have cheese and has toasted bread in it. i liked it.....good way to spruce up my leftover mashed potatoes (yup, i cheated). and as for the garlic, i used minced garlic and put it in the pan at the end of cooking the onions and processed it all together :)"

beachchix User ID: 4859375 100912
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010


Bklynlady101 User ID: 5096564 158696
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Great Recipe, I rosat several garlic bulbs at once and store the extra in in fridge for other uses. I also use evaporated milk to make the potatoes extra creamy."

sharonkaym48 User ID: 3380282 174461
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"These are to die for. They will be on my T-giving table this year. As for the wasting of electricity, you can even roast the garlic on the grill. I live in AZ and our electricity is VERY steep. One has to learn to multi-task to save valuable money on everything these days."

shotguns1 User ID: 2365645 92601
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"These were super yummy and as for using the electricity to just roast 1 garlic bulb; I roasted some vegetables at the same time. You can also use a convection or toaster oven. I love the smell of the roasting garlic."

drose42 User ID: 4774527 158681
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"To lizebrown, You can roast the garlic ahead of time with something else you're baking or plan a meat that is put in the oven to eat with the potatoes. It's always a good thing to have roasted garlic around-it's wonderful with alot of things."

LeLimey User ID: 4716277 173171
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Yummy! I might vary it next time with some red onions and adding green onions to serve. I love the sweetness of roasted garlic, it adds a whole depth of flavour you miss with other ways of using garlic.

In reply to the comment about wasting electricity to roast a bulb of garlic - this is an ideal recipe to serve with a roast. You'll be using the oven anyway to roast a turkey or a different beastie - so adding a dish to the bottom of the oven with garlic in it doesn't add to the electricity bill in any way! You might need to add a little to the cooking time but it will be perfect.
Thank you for a lovely recipe :)"

lizebrown User ID: 5397602 92598
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Why would I waste 30 -35 minutes of electricity to roast 1 garlic bulb. Electricity is too expensive where I live."

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