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What could be more satisfying than mashed potatoes? In this garlic mashed potato recipe, the potatoes are flavored with poached garlic, thinned with chicken stock and enriched with a small amount of sour cream. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you're cooking for a crowd--say for Thanksgiving dinner.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Shake the pan over low heat to dry the potatoes slightly. Remove the pan from the heat.

  • Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher or an electric mixer (do not use a food processor). Add enough hot broth to make a smooth puree. Stir in sour cream and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.


To make ahead: To keep the potatoes warm until serving time, set the pan or serving bowl in a larger pan of barely simmering water and place a piece of parchment or wax paper over the surface of the potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 29.8g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 1.3g; fat 0.8g; saturated fat 0.4g; cholesterol 2mg; vitamin a iu 23.4IU; vitamin c 11.6mg; folate 14mcg; calcium 22.5mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 30mg; potassium 502.4mg; sodium 445.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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