Creamy, dreamy garlic mashed red potatoes… it’s past time that I posted a recipe on these.
I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like mashed potatoes?? Are those aliens real and out there?
Mashed potatoes go with almost every protein/main dish I can think of – chicken, salmon, beef… They can be customized in so many different ways/taste profiles. They don’t take much to make, and again – no one is going to complain over a side of mashed potatoes for dinner!
My favorite mashed potatoes have the skin still on (for an extra kick of fiber and texture) and are creamy with a few chunks mixed in for good measure. And don’t forget the butter. *chef’s kiss*
This recipe uses red potatoes to spice it up a bit, but the main draw to these mashed potatoes is the roasted garlic. Like, real roasted garlic!
Roasting garlic in the oven gives such a depth of flavor that really shines in mashed potatoes. I love garlic, so I’m never shy with adding to my recipes in any form (fresh, roasted, powdered.) Don’t skip the roasting step – it’s super quick, and takes these to the next level!
I didn’t even add cheese to these, but feel free to try a mild cheddar or parmesan if you want. Also, the Greek yogurt can be subbed for sour cream or even milk if you are short on ingredients (using milk, I would start out at 1/4 cup and add a little more at a time to ensure it’s not too liquidy.)
Let me know in the comments – what do you love to serve with your garlic mashed red potatoes?
Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
- 8 ct. red potatoes quartered
- 4 ct. garlic cloves
- 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. salted butter
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- In a large pot, add potatoes and cover completely with water. Sprinkle some salt in the pot, and bring to a boil.
- Cook for about 15 minutes until potatoes can be pierced with a fork.
- While potatoes are boiling, add garlic to a small sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven at 400°F until garlic is browned, at least 20 minutes. Set aside.
- After potatoes are done, drain well. Fold in the butter, greek yogurt, and garlic; mash potatoes to your desired consistency. Be sure to use a potato masher – any strong tool like an electric mixer can make your potatoes waxy and gross!
- Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and chives. Serve warm, and enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $0.95
- Total Cost (4 servings): $3.81
- Those Other Guys: $4.99 per serving