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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This classic comfort food side dish is super affordable and so easy to make!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 306kcal


  • 1 head garlic or store-bought garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds (1361g) potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup (237ml) heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • If roasting your own garlic, start by preheating the oven to 350F / 180C. Slice top off the garlic bulb, drizzle on a bit of olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast for about 50 minutes, until golden and tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Place potato cubes into salted water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until tender. Drain properly before transferring into a bowl for mashing.
  • Add butter and roasted garlic to the potatoes, then mash.
  • Add cream and continue mashing until you reach your desired consistency.


  • Potatoes should be drained well before you mash, as any extra liquid will dilute their flavor and make them soggy.
  • Make sure potatoes are cooked enough so that they mash up smooth. If undercooked they will be lumpy.
  • Cut the potatoes into cubes that are the same size so they cook up evenly.
  • Storage - keep in an airtight container inside the fridge for 4 days.
  • There are 10 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg