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garlic mashed potatoes

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives is a heavenly combination of mashed red potatoes with roasted garlic, sour cream, crispy bacon, and fresh chives. It is the perfect side dish for all of your barbecue, beef, chicken, and pork entrees. I love to serve this dish on Thanksgiving with turkey and gravy.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For garlic mashed potatoes

  • 1
    head garlic
  • 1-2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 2 lb
    red potatoes or yukon gold potatoes (jackets on)
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 4 slice
    crispy cooked bacon chopped
  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh chives
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

How To Make garlic mashed potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the tip of the head of the garlic exposing the cloves. Drizzle olive oil over the head rubbing all over the cuts. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cloves feel soft.
  • 2
    Place potatoes in a large pot covered with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook until fork tender; about 15-20 minutes. Drain well.
  • 3
    Add butter, heavy cream, sour cream, and 4-6 of the roasted garlic cloves to the pot with the hot potatoes. Cover and let sit until butter is melted. Mash with old fashioned potato masher or mixer. Stir in the bacon and chives. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.