Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Shihmei Barger on FlickrSubmitted by Wally


1 whole head garlic, roasted 1 – 1½ medium potatoes per diner
3 tbsp butter ¼ c. whole milk, half & half, or cream
1/3 c. shredded Parmesan 1 tbsp dried parsley
salt & pepper to taste

Roasted Garlic Directions

  1. Cut the top off of all the individual cloves of the head, keeping the entire head of garlic intact.
  2. Place in a square of aluminum foil that will be large enough to wrap the entire head & enclose it.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the top & sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt.
  4. Wrap the garlic in the foil & place in 350°F oven for 1 hour.

Main Directions

  1. Cut potatoes into roughly bite sized pieces, close to the same size. Place potatoes in a large stock pot & cover with enough water to just barely cover the potatoes.
  2. Bring to a boil & reduce heat to medium & simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the water, but place them back into the still warm pot. Add butter & milk, & mash with either potato masher or electric hand mixer until it begins to smooth but is still quite lumpy.
  4. Add Parmesan & continue to mash until you reached the desired consistency. Add parsley on top for garnish & enjoy.