Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


These mashed potatoes are full of creamy sour cream, cream cheese, and buttery goodness contrasted with rich, roasted garlic. The texture is as delightful as the flavor combination.

Overhead view of a bowl of jen's creamy mashed potatoes, topped with fresh herbs and a pat of melting butter
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 whole heads garlic, top third sliced off and discarded

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup butter

  • 4 ounces cream cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place garlic heads in a baking dish and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until garlic is soft and brown, about 45 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and stir in sea salt. Cook potatoes in salted water until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.

  5. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl; add sour cream, butter, cream cheese, salt, and black pepper. Cover the bowl with a lid or a piece of aluminum foil and let stand to soften butter and cream cheese, about 5 minutes.

  6. Squeeze roasted garlic from cloves into potato mixture; mash potatoes until smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.


Please note that ingredient amounts and cooking time vary in the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
30g Fat
52g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 876mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1287mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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