Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

Serves 8

Looking for the perfect recipe for rich, fluffy mashed potatoes? This side dish, garnished with fresh herbs, is ideal to serve alongside roasted turkey or chicken.

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold or red potatoes, cut into 1½-inch chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half, warmed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley and/or chives
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In a large saucepan, cover potatoes, garlic cloves, thyme and bay leaf with heavily salted water and simmer over medium heat until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain thoroughly and return to pan, discarding thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Set the pan over medium heat and add milk or half-and-half and 4 tablespoons olive oil. Mash with an old-fashioned potato masher or large fork, adding the remaining milk and olive oil as desired. Season to taste with salt. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with parsley or chives.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:190 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 4g protein
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