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Roasted garlic and bacon mashed potatoes


Roasted garlic and bacon mashed potatoes

Smoky, salty bacon with fresh roasted garlic makes these potatoes a must have side dish for special occasions
Servings 8


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lbs bacon
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 lbs potatoes I like red potatoes for this
  • 1 C sour cream
  • C salted butter
  • milk as reqruired
  • salt & pepper to taste


Roasting the garlic

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Slice off the top of the garlic head, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt
  • Wrap the garlic head in foil and roast in the oven for 45-55 minutes.
  • Take garlic out of oven and let sit for about 15 minutes while you prepare the bacon and potatoes

Prepare and cook bacon

  • Cut bacon strips into 1/2" wide pieces
  • Cook in pan on medium heat until bacon is browned
  • When cooked, pour off most of the bacon grease leaving about 1 tablespoon in pan
  • Add bacon and remaining bacon grease to potatoes

Cook the potatoes

  • Peel and cube the potatoes, then place them in a large pot of cold salted water.
  • Boil the potatoes uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Drain well.
  • Add bacon, sour cream, butter and roasted garlic
  • Mash the potatoes and roasted garlic using a potato masher until smooth.
  • Add milk a little bit at a time while mashing to reach the desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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