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Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low) or 3 to 4 hours (high)
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 3  pounds  russet potatoes, 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)

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

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 juices. Remove and discard bay leaf. Return potatoes to slow cooker. Mash to desired consistency with a potato masher.

4. In a small saucepan heat milk and butter until steaming and butter is almost melted. Add milk mixture, salt, and enough of the reserved cooking juices to the potato mixture to reach desired consistency. (Reserve remaining cooking juices.*) 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:
  • If desired, return mashed potato mixture to slow cooker; keep warm on low or warm setting for up to 2 hours. If mixture has thickened, stir in some 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,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 496,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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