Recipes and Cooking Velvet Mashed Potatoes 4.5 (4) High-starch russet potatoes become dry and fluffy when baked. They'll absorb all the milk, cheese, and Mushroom Sauce -- making the creamiest, splurge-worthy mashed potato recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 1, 2008 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 55 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 head garlic 2 ½ pound russet potatoes (about 5 medium) 2 tablespoon butter ⅓ cup dairy sour cream 2 ounce cream cheese ½ cup milk, heated 1 Recipe Mushroom-Sauce, (see recipe center) Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut 1/4 inch off the pointed end of the head of garlic to expose cloves. Drizzle with a little olive oil; wrap in foil. Scrub potatoes and prick with fork. Place potatoes in preheated oven; bake 20 minutes. Add garlic. Continue baking potatoes and garlic 35 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and garlic is soft and browned. Holding hot potatoes with towel, split potatoes and scrape flesh into saucepan over low heat. Squeeze roasted head of garlic from the bottom to push cloves out of their papery skins and into potatoes. Add butter, sour cream, and cream cheese. Mash with potato masher. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Gradually stir or whisk in hot milk until potatoes are light and fluffy. Transfer to serving bowl. Top with Mushroom Sauce. Serves 8. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 296 Calories 17g Fat 31g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 296 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 45mg 15% Sodium 466mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 31g 11% Total Sugars 4g Protein 6g Vitamin C 20.7mg 104% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 748mg 16% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.