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My favorite way to take mashed potatoes over-the-top: a whole head of roasted garlic & a big handful of parmesan! Plus simple, no-drippings-needed gravy.

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes & Vegetarian Gravy

Mountain Cravings
My favorite way to take mashed potatoes over-the-top: a whole head of roasted garlic & a big handful of parmesan! Plus simple, no-drippings-needed gravy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 424 kcal

Ingredients
  

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 lb. russet potatoes diced
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter browned
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 oz. parmesan grated
  • salt & pepper to taste

Vegetarian Gravy

  • 4 T. butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 T. fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 T. fresh thyme minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 cups garlic or vegetable broth

Instructions
 

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut off the top of the garlic head to expose the cloves. Drizzle generously with olive oil and set on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast at 350° until completely soft and browned, about 45 minutes.
  • While garlic is roasting, add diced potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • When potatoes are done, drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or stand mixer paddle to mash potatoes.
  • When garlic is done, squeeze cloves out of the husk and mash well. Add to potatoes.
  • Add browned butter, cream, and parmesan to potatoes and whip until smooth and creamy. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Vegetarian Gravy

  • Melt butter over medium heat in a medium pot. Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Add rosemary & thyme and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in flour. Cook until light brown, then whisk in wine, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pot.
  • Slowly whisk in broth a little at a time, stirring constantly to keep the gravy smooth.
  • Bring to a simmer and let thicken to your desired consistency. 
  • (Optional) For completely smooth gravy, blend with an immersion blender.

Notes

For vegan-friendly gravy, substitute olive oil for the butter.