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Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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"These potatoes are full of creamy sour cream, cream cheese, and buttery goodness contrasted with rich roast garlic. The texture is as delightful as the flavor combination."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place garlic heads in a baking dish and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bake in the preheated oven until garlic is soft and brown, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and stir in sea salt. Cook potatoes in the salted water until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.
  4. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and add sour cream, cream cheese, butter, salt, and black pepper to the bowl. Cover bowl with a lid or a piece of aluminum foil and let mixture stand for 5 minutes to soften butter and cream cheese, about 5 minutes.
  5. Squeeze roasted garlic from the cloves into the potato mixture; mash potatoes until smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 23, 2012

Oh. My Goodness. This is seriously like the Holy Grail of potatoes. My whole family INHALED these, then asked for seconds. So very delicious.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2013

I thought these were okay. I was afraid that two heads of garlic would be over the top because I'm not a huge garlic fan, but even I would use two the next time I made it, as the garlic flavor was not very strong just using one head. Made these for Christmas dinner and everyone seemed to like them.


25 Ratings

Nov 23, 2012

Amazing recipe! I substituted Greek yogurt for sour cream and it tasted amazing! I would make this again. Big hit for thanksgiving.

Sep 24, 2012

What can I say? YUM! Creamy and garlicky - our favorite things.

Nov 23, 2012

THE best mashed potatoes ever. I made them the day before Thanksgiving and then put them in the slow cooker on low setting about 3 hours before dinner. Delicious!

Sep 12, 2012

Go Jen!!!! This is a great recipe. My family and I just love it....

Sep 10, 2013

This recipe is great. However if you use all organic natural ingredients like I do you need to use THREE heads of garlic. The GMO garlic heads most people use are much larger because of genetic engineering than organic natural garlic. The rest of the recipe should stay the same. Other than using coconut oil instead of olive oil when you roast the garlic because we all know olive oil is ONLY a healthy oil when cold. NOT WHEN HEATED OR COOKED WITH. I also prefer my mashed potatoes with the skin left on (also healthier) so it makes the recipe much easier and healthier (Minus the crazy Carbs!)

Jun 12, 2013

These are the best mashed potatoes I have ever made. I should have cut the recipe in half but now we have left overs for tomorrow! They were so creamy....omg, my husband and I both loved these!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 30.2 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 720 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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