Roasted Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Mashed Potatoes

  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 tsp. basil (or other herb), optional
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 -4 Tbsp. cream (or milk)
  1. Peel and chop onion into large chunks. Peel garlic, leave whole. Chop potatoes into quarters or smaller, depending on the size.
  2. Lightly grease a baking pan with olive oil. Place onions, garlic, and potatoes inside and drizzle with more olive oil. Sprinkle on basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake at 375ºF (190ºC) for 50 min-1 hour, until potatoes are tender.
  4. Place in a food processor, mixer, or bowl and mash. Add butter and cream to preference and beat until smooth. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

Serves: 3

*My mom's rule of thumb was always 2 regular sized potatoes, per person, when mashing.

** I served these potatoes with Basil & Prosciutto Chicken Cordon Bleu, so I added a tsp of dried basil to the mix. Feel free to use whatever herb will compliment your dish.