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Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low), 3 to 4 hours (high)
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 3  pounds  baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6  cloves garlic, halved
  • 1  bay leaf
  • 2 14  ounce can  seasoned chicken broth with roasted garlic
  • 1  cup  whole milk
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  •  Bay leaves (optional)
Directions

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, garlic, and bay leaf. Pour broth over potato mixture.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

3. Drain potatoes in a colander over a bowl to catch the cooking liquid. Remove and discard bay leaf. Return potatoes to slow cooker. Mash potatoes with a potato masher.

4. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until steaming and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture, salt, and enough of the reserved cooking liquid to mashed potatoes to reach desired consistency.*

5. To serve, transfer potatoes to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. If desired, garnish with bay leaves.

From the Test Kitchen*Make-Ahead Directions:
  • Return mashed potato mixture to slow cooker; keep warm on low or warm setting for up to 2 hours. If mixture thickens, stir in more of the reserved cooking juices to reach desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts (Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 135,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 13,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 21,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 496,
  • Potassium (mg) 378,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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