Garlic cloves, cooked along with the potatoes, give this puree extra body and lots of flavor.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996




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  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large heavy saucepan. Add water to cover and season with salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, swirling, until it turns a nutty brown, about 1 minute. Stir in buttermilk and heat until just warm. (Do not overheat or it will curdle.)

  • When potatoes are done, drain in a colander and return to the pan. Place pan over low heat and shake for about 1 minute to dry potatoes.

  • Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer. Add enough of the buttermilk mixture to make a smooth puree. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Though the exact health benefits of garlic are controversial, there's no doubt that it contains potent disease-fighting phytochemicals.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; dietary fiber 2.1g 9% DV; sugars 3g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 58.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 28.9mg 48% DV; folate 2.2mcg 1% DV; calcium 73.8mg 7% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 5.3mg 2% DV; potassium 707.5mg 20% DV; sodium 126.7mg 5% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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This recipe is very delicious. Full of flavor! Read More