Roasted Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.*.
Most Helpful

I know God would love this...I just know it.

gailanng October 06, 2012

I loved these smashed potatoes. I used Whole Roasted Garlic for the garlic, as I had prepared a large batch of that last week and froze it in individual portions. My anti-mashed potato hubby even loves these. The chunky texture and the excellent flavor lure him in.

Ms B. April 13, 2008

Totally outstanding!~ We loved this recipe! I served these with our Thanksgiving Dinner, we ran out! Thank you for a wonderful additon to my "make again" recipe file!

Chefette44 November 26, 2007