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Classic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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30Minutes
220Calories
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Classic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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At Thanksgiving — and pretty much any time of year — everybody needs a go-to, creamy mashed potato recipe to use as a vehicle for pan gravy or just for butter, for that matter. While easy enough for a beginner, these are not your run-of-the-mill mashed potatoes. The secret is a few garlic cloves that simmer with the potatoes and then melt away when blended to infuse the potatoes with the perfect hint of garlicky goodness. Want a bigger hit of garlic? Just use more cloves! If you need to make the mashed potatoes ahead of serving, keep them warm in a bowl covered with foil up to 1 hour, or reheat them in the microwave until hot. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.

Ingredients

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8 SERVINGS
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (plus salt for the cooking water and more to taste)
  • 3 lb. yukon gold potatoes (peeled; or leave them unpeeled if you prefer)
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled; use 5 to 6 cloves for extra garlic flavor)
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
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    Directions

    1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water (one that’s deep enough to cover the potatoes) to a boil over high heat.
    2. Cut potatoes into large chunks and add to boiling water along with the garlic. Return to a boil, cover, and then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are fork-tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain potatoes and garlic and return to the saucepan.
    3. Meanwhile, heat milk and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until very hot. (Be careful not to let it boil over.)
    4. Add hot milk mixture to the potatoes and mash with a potato masher or blend with a hand mixer until creamy. Season with about ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper, or to taste.
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    220Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories220Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol35mg12%
    Sodium260mg11%
    Potassium740mg21%
    Protein6g12%
    Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate22g7%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Sugars1g2%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C30%
    Calcium8%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Reviews(3)

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    Delisa 12 days ago
    Very good! Used Yukon Gold potatoes and didn’t even peel them. Used about six large peeled garlic cloves as well. Next time I will add, smashed garlic to the milk/butter mixture as well to infuse the garlic flavor and then strain it out.
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    Amanda King 8 months ago
    Was very tasty, Thank You!!
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    Perfect, classic recipe.

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