How to Make Mashed PotatoesThere are many ways to mash potatoes. Here's a favorite way!
It's no secret mashed potatoes taste best when they're made with lots of cream and butter, and we don't skimp here. But keep in mind, you can use as much or as little butter and cream as you like.
We used 6 potatoes, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup salted butter, and salt to taste.
13. To reduce the fat content of traditional mashed potatoes, use low-fat sour cream in place of butter, and milk or broth rather than cream. Try some of these excellent spiced-up mashed potato recipes:
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 7 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Place garlic cloves in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, cover, and bake 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but firm. Drain, and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Place roasted garlic, milk, Parmesan cheese, and butter into the bowl with the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Beat to desired consistency with an electric mixer.