Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are made with fresh garlic, rosemary, butter, and cream. There are many different variations of mashed potatoes, but this is one of my favorites. They are creamy and elegant. The combination of roasted garlic adds a rich and zesty flavor which is out of this world. These are best served with your favorite traditional turkey or beef at Christmas, New Years, or Thanksgiving. However, they are great served with just about any meat of vegetable at any time of the year.
- 3 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 2 heads garlic, cut in halves
- 1/2 cup cream
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 rosemary or 1 tsp. rosemary
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Boil potatoes in water with salt for at least 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and mash potatoes until smooth. Using potato ricer is preferred but it is optional as a standard masher can be used.
- Slice head of garlic in half and set aside in a square of aluminum foil. Add some olive oil and a little bit of salt on the top of garlic. Top with fresh or ground rosemary. Put the other half of garlic back on top, as if making a sandwich, and add another table spoon of olive oil. Wrap tightly in the aluminum foil. Bake in oven at 400 degrees at least 40 -45 minutes. Remove from oven and peel.
- Meanwhile, in a sauce pan combine cream and butter. Stir until smooth and well combined over low, medium heat. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl with mashed potatoes combine, peeled baked garlic, cream and butter mixture, salt and pepper. Stir until well incorporated. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
- Serve on a platter with favorite main dish.