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Garlicky Red & Yukon Mashed Potatoes

Author: Eliza Adam
Serves: Serves 6 to 8

Red potatoes add color to the basic mashed potatoes recipe, and with roasted garlic and Parmesan in it, this dish is rich and full of flavor.
yukon mashed potatoes
Red potatoes add color to the basic mashed potatoes recipe, and with roasted garlic and Parmesan in it, this dish is rich and full of flavor.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut off top of garlic bulb. Drizzle oil over the top and wrap it with aluminum foil. Place in oven and roast for about 20-30 minutes, or until garlic is soft when pierced with a fork. Let cool and then squeeze out the bulbs. Chop coarsely.
  2. Place potato chunks in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover them. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  3. Melt butter in microwave. Warm half-and-half in a small saucepan.
  4. Remove potatoes from heat once cooked, drain completely, and return to pot. Add garlic, butter, Parmesan, and ½ C half-and-half. Mash with potato masher, and add more half-and-half if necessary for desired consistency. Season to taste with salt. Sprinkle with chives just before serving.
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Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, skin-on scrubbed, and cut into chunks
  • 1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, skin-on scrubbed, and cut into chunks
  • 3 T unsalted butter
  • 1⁄2-3⁄4 C half-and-half
  • 2⁄3 C grated Parmesan
  • Salt
  • 1 T chives, chopped