We decided to use some of the roasted garlic cloves that Jason grilled last week. The cloves were so soft and the garlic flavor was amazing with the slow roasting. We thought that the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese would be a terrific side side dish. Spoiler alert: It was!
We are huge fans of anything recipe with lots of garlic. The more garlic the better!
If you have already roasted your garlic on the grill, you are set to start this recipe! If not, visit the post on the easy-as-can-be directions to roast your own garlic before proceeding to the mashed potatoes.
🍽️ Recipe Instructions
Step One: Start with the peeling and cubing 2.5 lbs of russet potatoes.
Step Two: Boil the potatoes until fork tender. Drain well.
Step Three: Off the potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, heavy cream, softened cream cheese and roasted garlic to the bowl and use a potato masher or hand mixer to combine all of the ingredients extremely well.
💡 Recipe Tips
Sometimes I enjoy a more rustic mashed potato recipe, where the potatoes still are a bit chunky, but this recipe won’t lend to that because of the need to thoroughly integrate the cream cheese and garlic. If you don’t mix enough, you will have lumps of garlic and cream cheese that just won’t work as well.
This is a great “make ahead” dish. The potatoes store extremely well in the refrigerator. Spencer requested them for Thanksgiving, so that is our plan. I usually make them the day before and heat them up in a casserole dish in the oven. If you want a really gorgeous presentation for Thanksgiving, turn on the broiler for a few minutes and get the top crispy and brown!
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese
- 3-4 cloves Garlic Cloves roasted, elephant
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2.5 lbs Russet Potatoes
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- 1/4-1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 tbsp Butter
- Chives garnish
- Read for the full recipe for roasting garlic on the grill. Cut the top 1/2" off of the whole hed of garlic.
- Add a tablespoon of olive oil and wrap tightly in foil
- Grill at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until the garlic is soft (like a butter)
Prepare the Mashed Potatoes
- Peel potatoes and cut into cubes
- Boil potatoes until fork tender and drain
- Combine potatoes, garlic cloves, cream cheese, heavy cream and butter and mix with hand mixer or potato masher until fully integrated. You can make this rustic with chunks or smooth, whipped texture.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Add chopped chives on top, if desired