Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes
I suggested that she try to give him mashed potatoes. She asked me if I thought they had a lot of calories. I told her if her mashed potatoes were “healthy”, she probably wasn’t putting in enough butter and whole milk!
I actually used 2% milk in this recipe since that is all I had. Even without whole milk, these potatoes are still amazing! Note that these potatoes have a different consistency than typical mashed potatoes. They are more like pureed potatoes, but they are still full of flavor.
- 2 pounds red potatoes
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt, plus more, to taste
- ¼ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more, to taste
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Place potatoes and garlic in a large Dutch oven. Add cold water to the Dutch oven until the potatoes are just covered in water. Heat the potatoes over high heat until the water comes to a boil. Cover the Dutch oven, reduce heat, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and garlic.
- Place potatoes, garlic, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon dill, ¼ teaspoon pepper, milk and butter in a strong blender. Blend until smooth. Taste potatoes and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
- Serve hot.