Garlicky Mashed Potatoes With Thyme

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  • Serves 8
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 359 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 59 mg
    • Sodium 377 mg
    • Protein 7 g
    • Carbohydrate 43 g
    • Fiber 3 g


  1. Check 4pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 8), peeled and halved
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check 1cup whole milk
  4. Check 1cup heavy cream
  5. Check 4tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  6. Check 1 head garlic, halved horizontally
  7. Check 12 sprigs fresh thyme
  8. Check 1/8teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  9. Check


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 16 to 18 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, place the milk, cream, butter, garlic, and thyme in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside until the potatoes are cooked.
  3. Strain the milk mixture into the pot with the potatoes. Add ¾ teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper and mash. Sprinkle with the nutmeg before serving.