Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes


These roasted garlic mashed potatoes made with butter and sour cream are the perfect creamy texture.

roasted garlic mashed potatoes

My mimi used to tell a story about how she would labor over mashed potatoes only to have her new son-in-law, my dad, complain that there were lumps. “To hell with it”, she said and started serving just-add-water boxed mashed potatoes and my dad, having no idea they were out of a box, loved them. He would not love my roasted garlic mashed potato recipe.

These garlic mashed potatoes, and any mashed potatoes served in my house, have lumps. If for no other reason than to prove to you my potatoes are from the ground, not a box. That said, I sincerely love the texture of potatoes with lumps in them. I want my potatoes thick, not runny and mushy.

Potatoes are kind of my thing. Serve them to me smashed, roasted, cast iron skillet browned and wedged with garlic.

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roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Stefanie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


The roasted garlic mashed potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


Roasted Garlic

  1. Cut off the top 1/4 of garlic head. Wrap in foil. Drizzle one tablespoon olive oil over top and close up aluminum foil. Bake 45 minutes at 375° or until cloves are soft. Allow to cool. 


  1. Boil potatoes and a pinch of salt until softened. Drain.
  2. Place potatoes in large bowl.
  3. Squeeze out desired amount of roasted garlic clove into potatoes. (I use the whole head of garlic.)
  4. Add warmed heavy whipping cream, sour cream and butter to the bowl. 
  5. Mix on medium-low to desired consistency. 
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Enjoy.

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