Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Makes 6 servings

Eight cloves of garlic may seem overpowering, but when roasted, garlic assumes a mellow and gentle flavor, which complements the subtle taste of the potatoes. The herbs add additional flavor to this tasty mixture.


cloves garlic
1/2 tsp olive oil 2 mL
medium potatoes (russet, Yukon Gold)
1/2 cup 2% evaporated milk 125 mL
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 10 mL
1 tsp chopped fresh chives (or green onions) 5 mL
1/4 tsp crumbled dried tarragon 1 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
1/4 tsp white pepper 1 mL
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) 
  • Small ovenproof dish


Step 1
In a small ovenproof dish, toss garlic with olive oil; roast in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 2
Peel potatoes; boil or microwave until tender. Mash potatoes with garlic. Add milk, parsley, chives, tarragon, salt and pepper; mash until soft and creamy. (Add more milk if necessary for desired consistency.)


If desired, use 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh tarragon instead of the dried.
When mashing potatoes, be sure to use a potato masher or a ricer, not a food processor. A food processor quickly over processes the potatoes, breaking down their starch content and producing an unappetizing, gluey result.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 127
Fat / Lipides 0.9 g
Saturated / saturés 0.3 g
+ Trans / trans 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 2 mg
Sodium / Sodium 221 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 26.5 g
Fiber / Fibres 1.7 g
Sugars / Sucres 3.1 g
Protein Protéines 3.8 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Don’t fall for the myth that potatoes are fattening. It is usually the topping or sauce that adds calories and fat to potatoes. These Garlic Mashed Potatoes will complement roast chicken or turkey, or any grilled or roasted meat. 

Larry DeVries, Chef
Jackie Kopilas,
Rachel Barkley and
Heather Duncan, Dietitians