Velvet Mashed Potatoes


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.

Velvet Mashed Potatoes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 head garlic

  • 2 ½ pound russet potatoes (about 5 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • cup dairy sour cream

  • 2 ounce cream cheese

  • ½ cup milk, heated

  • 1 Recipe Mushroom-Sauce, (see recipe center)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
17g Fat
31g Carbs
6g Protein
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.

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