4 Tips to Perfect Homemade Mashed Potatoes (With or Without Roasted Garlic)
  • 5 lb. bag of potatoes (any kind you like)
  • 32 oz. Swanson® Chicken Broth
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 3 heads of garlic, roasted (or 2-3 teaspoons of garlic powder)
  • ¼ - ½ cup of evaporated milk, half and half, heavy cream or milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Peel and rinse the 5 lbs of potatoes. Quarter or dice potatoes up.
  2. In a medium to large pot, cover the potatoes with Swanson® Chicken Broth. Add water if needed, to make sure the potatoes are covered.
  3. Boil for 15-20 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a fork.
  4. Drain the potatoes and then put back in the same pot to keep them warm.
  5. Mash potatoes with a potato masher until they're smashed up.
  6. Cut in the stick of softened butter, and continue to mash.
  7. Add the roasted garlic (or garlic powder), salt and pepper. Continue to mash, and taste test. Add more cream, butter, salt/pepper or garlic to taste, as needed.
  8. Top with a couple pats of butter and serve hot -- and watch your family and friends devour it!
Recipe by Sweet Pennies from Heaven at http://www.sweetpenniesfromheaven.com/4-tips-to-perfect-homemade-mashed-potatoes/