Easy garlic smashed potatoes

January 27, 2010 —

Freshly roasted garlic is, by far, my most favorite form of garlic. You can substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder if that’s what you have. This recipe serves as a wonderful side dish to pair with your protein like steak, chicken or honey- baked ham.

In a piece of aluminum foil:
-put in 8 garlic cloves, peeled
-cover with olive oil
-add a dash of salt
-close up the foil and bake in a small oven at 350F for 40 minutes.

On stovetop:
-place the potato of your choosing (as many as you want to eat; try the fingerlings since they’ll cook faster & taste more buttery) in a pot of water + boil for 20-25 minutes.

-When done, dump the water, place cooked potatoes in a mash-able bowl and aggressively smoosh the life out of it with a fork (or handmixer) until smooth.
-Mix in the roasted garlic, salt to taste, 1-2 Tablespoons of butter, and some milk (2%) to smooth it all out
-For extra yumminess, sprinkle in cheddar cheese while the potatoes are still hot

So easy, even a lazy girl can do it (that would be referring to me).


Tea Nguyen is a dual degree D.P.M./M.P.H. student at DMU. She was born in Utah but raised in California and left the great state to be at one of the best podiatry school in the country.

She has aspirations in international medical service trips and hopes to hit several continents during this lifetime. Traveling is also on the top of her to-do list and she often reminisces about her prior travels to Italy, France and Greece. She also enjoys eating adventures with her boyfriend Paul and is a major food-snacker. It is not uncommon to find her lapsed in a food coma in the middle of her studies.
  • http://www.kellieolson.smugmug.com/ Kelli Olson (DMU employee)

    Sounds great! I printed it off so my husband and I can try it sometime. Thanks!

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    I love the aroma of garlic.The recipe sounds yummy..worth trying out this weekend.It’s certainly a very easy one to try at home.More importantly the ingredients for the recipe will be available in my local grocery store too.Thanks a lot for it.Happy weekend and i look forward to more such delicious recipes from you.

  • http://divorcingsurvival.com/ Jason Wright

    This looks really delicious and I think I will try it…..to impress my family members and friends…