Mashed Potatoes

SERVINGS

4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2

    russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes

  • 1

    head garlic

  • 2 1/2

    Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1

    tsp. dried thyme

  • 1

    tsp. salt + extra for salting the water

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
STEP 2: Cut the top part of the entire head of garlic off so the cloves are exposed. Add tin foil to a cookie sheet and place the garlic on it. Drizzle 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil, thyme, and a pinch of salt on top of the garlic. Wrap the garlic in the foil and bake for 25 minutes.
STEP 3: Fill a pot halfway with water. Add a pinch of salt to the water and put on the stove over medium heat. Add potatoes and let boil for 15 minutes or until a fork can easily poke through.
STEP 4: Drain the liquid but save about 1/4 cup of the water with the potatoes. Drizzle 2 Tbsp. olive oil and 2 tsp. salt with the potatoes and mash with a fork until creamy. Squeeze out the baked garlic pieces and mash into the potatoes. Serve immediately.

AUTHOR NOTES

 Would it really be the holidays if you didn't have a side of mashed potatoes with a drizzle of cranberry sauce or gravy!? We made ours with roasted garlic cloves to add flavor without all of the extra butter and milk!

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