These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are loaded with roasted garlic and butter, making them the perfect potato side dish. You can easily make these into vegan mashed potatoes that are also dairy free.
We often serve mashed potatoes as a side dish. They’re so creamy and delicious, and everyone loves mashed potatoes. This recipe uses roasted garlic to give it a ton of flavor!
Recipe ingredient notes
- Garlic – This recipe wouldn’t be garlic mashed potatoes without fresh garlic. Roasting garlic gives it a ton of flavor and brings out its natural sweetness and a bit of nuttiness.
- Potatoes – For this mashed potatoes recipe, we go with russet. They’re the best potato to make mashed potatoes.
- Whole Milk – We are dairy free, so we use Oatly, but you can use any milk.
- Butter – Besides the milk, this adds a delicious richness and flavor to the mashed potatoes.
- Seasonings – We use a combo of seasoned salt and pepper.
How to make Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Remove any outer layers of the loose skin on the garlic and then slice off the top to expose the garlic cloves.
Place the garlic onto foil and drizzle with oil, and then wrap tightly. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
In a large dutch oven or saucepan, boil the potatoes.
They are done when they are easily pierced with a fork and slightly falling apart, usually about 15 minutes.
Remove the garlic and open the foil to allow it to cool.
Drain the water.
To remove the roasted garlic from the bulb, squeeze the garlic out into the dutch oven with the potatoes.
Then add the whole milk, butter, seasoned salt or regular salt, and pepper.
Next, mash the potatoes on medium heat until everything is combined. Add more milk and seasonings as needed.
Garnish with freshly chopped chives or parsley.
Recipe tips and variations
- You can easily double or triple this recipe if needed.
- Sometimes potatoes need more liquid as the size of the potatoes, or the water content may be less or more.
- You can always adjust the amount of garlic, more or less.
- Add fresh chopped herbs for a pop of color.
Storage and reheating tips
- Refrigerate: Store any leftover mashed potatoes in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3-4 days.
- Freeze: To freeze mashed potatoes, place them in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for 10-12 months.
- Reheat: To reheat mashed potatoes, you can use the stovetop for a few minutes in a small saucepan, in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, or even in the microwave for a few minutes in a microwave-safe bowl.
Frequently asked questions
We recommend using fresh potatoes for this mashed potato recipe.
For us, they are vegan mashed potatoes, as we use dairy-free alternatives. You can use your favorite dairy-free items. We like Oatly oat milk and Country Crock Plant Butter.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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- 1 bulb garlic
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2-3 lbs russet potatoes chopped, peeled if desired.
- 1/2 cup whole milk we use oatly full fat
- 4 tablespoons butter we use country crock plant butter
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Remove the outer layers of loose skin on the garlic and then use a knife to cut close to the tops to expose the inside of the garlic bulb. Place it onto a piece of foil and drizzle with the oil. Wrap tightly in the foil and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and open the foil allowing the garlic to cool.
- In a large saucepan, boil the potatoes until they are easily pierced with a fork and slightly fall apart, usually about 15 minutes. Drain the water.
- Squeeze the garlic out into the saucepan with the potatoes and then add the whole milk, butter, seasoned salt, and pepper. Mash the potatoes on medium heat until everything is combined. Add more milk and season as needed.
- Garnish with freshly chopped chives or parsley.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
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