Roasted Garlic and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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Recipe: #39281

August 10, 2022

"These are for serious potato and garlic lovers that will change the hearts of even those who are not so serious about the two ingredients."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (265.1 g)
  • Calories 406.2
  • Total Fat - 28.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 75.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1603.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Calcium - 144.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Scrub the potatoes, place them in a large pot, cover with cold water by 1 inch, and add the salt. Bring to a boil and simmer until a knife pierces the potatoes with no resistance, about 30 - 40 minutes. Drain them in a colander.

Step 2

Melt the whole stick of butter in a small skillet over medium heat. When the butter is hot and starting to brown, add the sliced garlic and stir with a slotted spoon, separating any pieces that stick. Stir to fry evenly until brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove with the spoon, drain on a paper towel, and season with salt and pepper. Add the whole garlic cloves to the pan and cook over medium heat for about 1 1/2 minutes, or until tender.

Step 3

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the buttermilk to a simmer but do not allow it to boil.

Step 4

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel them. Pass half the potatoes through a food mill or ricer set over a pot. Then remove the whole garlic from the pan and pass the cloves through the mill. Pass the remaining potatoes through the mill. Stir in the melted butter and turn on low heat. Stir in the buttermilk. Turn off the heat. Stir in the sliced butter and 1 cup of sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the garlic chips on top, and serve. Garnish the top with the remaining tablespoon of the sour cream.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Great potatoes which we enjoyed. I used a regular potato masher but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(14 Dec 2023)


I loved the sliced garlic chips on top! This had a bit too much garlic in the potatoes for me, but it was probably the size of my head of garlic. It seems the onions and garlic I get locally are large!! Loved the garlicky butter and buttermilk in the potatoes.


review by:
(8 Mar 2023)


Yum. I made 2 servings of these great potatoes. I've never 'crisped' sliced garlic to top mashed potatoes before and I really enjoyed the contrast in textures. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, Nat.


review by:
(12 Jan 2023)

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