Garlic Mashed Potatoes- Copycat of Applebee's

Kathie Carr Recipe

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

20 Min
1 Hr

A friend of mine who used to work at Applebee's gave me 2 recipes that are close to a couple of my favorite dishes from that restaurant. These are not claimed to be Applebee's actual recipes but rather a close approximation. :)

I love these potatoes because they are a bit lumpy and have the beautiful red skins in them. It does take a while to roast the garlic, but that step is so important to making them GOOD! Its the key to this whole recipe.

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1 medium
bulb fresh garlic (not clove but the whole bulb with many cloves)
2 lb
red skinned potatoes
1/2 c
1/2 c
heavy cream or half and half
1/4 c
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap garlic bulb in aluminum foil, sealing well. Bake for 45 minutes until garlic is soft.

Remove garlic from oven when done. Let cool in wrapping. When cool unwrap, peel the cloves, and squeeze out cooked pulp. Set aside.
When garlic is done wash and quarter potates, leaving skin on. Boil in as small an amount of water as possible for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Drain.

Add all ingredients to hot potatoes and mash by hand with a potato masher, leaving lumps to your liking. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Collection: Restaurant Inspired

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Laura Darragh Laulee
Jul 8, 2012
Hi Kathie; The potatoes I had there,had bacon in them.they were so good..I make them alot for Sunday dinner..By the way Kathie, your friend didn't give you the recipe for their marinara sauce.Thank you
Kathie Carr kathiecc
Jul 9, 2012
I didn't even ask for the marinara sauce because I learned to make a great sauce from my first husband's mother, 2nd generation Italians. And GREAT cooks!
Kathie Carr kathiecc
Jul 9, 2012
Oh I almost forget, our local Applebee's does not use bacon in the potatoes but it sounds wonderful!
mic cerillo cjandmom
Nov 21, 2012
I just became a member if this site...found your garlic mash potatoes recipe and Luv Applees...If wanted to just add the bacon no big deal...just add with rest of ingrediance??Also that marinari sauce ..wood you mind sharing? One last thing....My grandmother pasted away last year and made the best Lasagna and no one can find her recipe we all are trying to competet X-Mas see who can make the second best I know she use ricatta cheese and was not a dry lasagna soupy.... also she made her and noodles would you have any suggestions
Nov 7, 2014 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion group: CHATTERBOX