In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and tangy buttermilk. Try them alongside grilled steak or chicken. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rub off excess papery skin from garlic heads without separating the cloves. Slice the tips off the heads, exposing the cloves. Place the heads on a piece of foil, drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over each head and wrap into a package. Roast until the garlic feels very soft, 20 to 40 minutes, depending on size. Let cool.

  • Meanwhile, peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

  • Squeeze the garlic cloves into the potatoes. Add buttermilk and pepper and stir to combine.


Make Ahead Tip: Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; 4 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 287 mg sodium. 602 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 4.2 g protein; 20 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 64 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium;

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Garlicky! I made this recipe as written. Everyone who ate the potatoes thought they were great but definitely garlicky. I think one head of garlic would have been sufficient. I was a bit concerned about the buttermilk because I'm not a huge fan of the tang but it ended up being perfect. No need to add butter but we did add a little bit of salt. I have already bookmarked this recipe and my husband has requested that we make it again soon. Pros: Delish! Easy. No need to add butter. Cons: too garlicky Read More