Roasted Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

I love garlic mashed potatoes, but usually the flavor is a little sharp and bitter, so I came up with this. Roasting the garlic first gives these potatoes all the wonderful garlic flavor, without the sharp or bitter bite. Almost sweet, smoky, and smooth.

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  1. Boil potatoes with skins until fork tender.
  2. Drain water and coarsely smash potatoes with potato masher. (until just slightly smashed).
  3. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the skin into the smashed potato.
  4. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Stir with a spoon until combined. Serve hot with your favorite chicken, beef, or pork dish. No need for gravy with these potatoes! ;-).
  5. *NOTE: You could always mash the potatoes, to your desired consistency. I prefer the slightly smashed texture for this recipe.*.