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Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These creamy potatoes get their flavor burst from garlic and caramelized onions. Their savory goodness makes any meal better. —Richard Markle, Midlothian, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Remove papery outer skin from garlic bulb, but do not peel or separate cloves. Cut top off of garlic bulb, exposing individual cloves. Brush cut cloves with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap in foil. Bake until cloves are soft, 30-35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over low heat, heat remaining oil. Add the chopped onion; cook until golden brown, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a food processor. Process until blended; set aside.
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain; return to pan. Squeeze softened garlic onto potatoes; add butter, sour cream, cheese, milk, salt, pepper and onion. Beat until mashed.
    Freeze option: Place cooled mashed potato mixture in a freezer container and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high, stirring twice and adding a little milk if necessary, until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 236 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Queenlalisa
    Jul 18, 2017

    I love garlic mashed potatoes and these were so easy and delicious. Very flavorful and creamy. Will make again.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Nov 16, 2014

    No comment left

  • vbag
    Dec 4, 2013

    I like the creaminess of cream cheese, so I added softened cream cheese to this. It was perfect.

  • jreyes128
    Oct 29, 2013

    I didn't add sour cream but I added milk. It still tasted great!

  • MelissaJacob
    Aug 12, 2013

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  • Sundayfood
    Mar 24, 2013

    Very nice! A crowd pleaser!

  • winlane0513
    Dec 18, 2012

    This is the best mashed potato recipe ever!

  • jcarlisle219
    Nov 18, 2012

    Awesome potatoes! Loved them!!

  • justmbeth
    Jan 2, 2012

    Wow! Awesome! Bit hit with all. Served more like 4 in my family rather than 6. I think most went back for seconds.

  • JessicaRae
    Feb 6, 2011

    Yum! Yum! Yum! I happened to serve this with a lemon chicken recipe, and they flavor complimented it perfectly! :)