Source: Parents Magazine


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20 mins
45 mins
6 1/2 cups


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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut off and discard the top 1/2-inch of the head of garlic. Leaving bulb whole, remove any loose, papery outer layers. Set garlic on a piece of aluminum foil cut-side-up and drizzle with the olive oil. Wrap garlic up in the foil and roast until soft, about 35 to 40 minutes; cool.

  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold, salted water. Bring to a simmer and cook until very tender, about 20 minutes; reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid, then drain. Press the potatoes through a ricer into a bowl.

  • Squeeze the garlic out into a small bowl and mash well with a fork. Add 1 Tbs. kosher salt and 1/3 cup of the reserved cooking liquid and stir to combine. Pour the garlic mixture over the potatoes and mix just until incorporated. Add more reserved cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. Fold in the chives.


Creamy potatoes with no butter or, well, cream! The secret is a ricer and some of the starchy potato-cooking liquid. These spuds are so good we're sure you won't miss the dairy.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 31g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 25.1IU; vitamin c 12.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 14.2mcg; sodium 294mg; potassium 509mg; calcium 18mg; iron 1mg.