Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
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Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Will Budiaman

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Sometimes, you just need a straight-up, no-frills mashed potato recipe. Well, here it is. OK, maybe it's not quite as no-frills as I made it out to be, what with the roasted garlic and all, but feel free to leave that out. I think it's kind of a nice twist.

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4  pound  Yukon Gold potatoes
  • head garlic
  • 1/4  cup  plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  whole milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4  cup  flat-leaf parsley, chiffonade
  • 1/4  cup  Grana Padano, grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the potatoes in a large pot with plenty of cold water and set over high heat. Cover with a lid and cook until fork-tender, about 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop the top off the head of garlic and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Place on a small baking sheet or roasting pan and roast for about 50 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and remove the garlic from the oven. Let cool. Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze out the cloves using your hands and combine them with the potatoes in a large bowl. Add the remaining olive oil and milk and mash with a fork or potato masher. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the parsley and cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
23mg
31%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
85µg
94%
Calcium, Ca
87mg
9%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
132mg
9%
Water
15g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mashed Potatoes Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Mashed Potatoes Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.