Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes should be a crime. Especially with these potatoes.

I have been making the very same mashed potatoes for a decade now (with the more recent addition of caramelized shallots), and every year it’s a battle to make enough for there to be any leftovers, let alone enough to go around. And that’s a shame, because these potatoes actually get better with time.

Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes


After a few days in the refrigerator, the metric shit ton of roasted garlic and shallots seeps into the very being of those potatoes. Just heat them up, add an extra blob of butter, and enjoy the amped up deliciousness.

These potatoes are a lumpy smashed variety, using red-skinned potatoes for their more durable texture. We’re looking for meaty potatoes, not fluffy. And yes, you leave the skins on. Not a fan of the skins? They’re good for you, just eat them.

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Roasted Garlic...Be Still My Heart

Thanksgiving prep is in full swing. Witness the 5 giant heads of roasted garlic that will soon be mingling in filthy ways with the mashed potatoes. The house smells so fucking good right now.