Roasted garlic is the secret ingredient that makes these Garlic Mashed Potatoes a favorite side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Slice off the very top of the garlic head. Then, drizzle garlic with olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake until tender.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces. Place in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil.
Drain the potatoes, shaking to make sure all of the water is removed. Place the drained potatoes back in the pot.
Remove the outer layer of each roasted garlic clove and add to the pot with the potatoes. Mash the potatoes and garlic together.
In a small pan, warm the half and half and butter together. Stir the mixture into the potatoes until combined. Then, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh chives and serve warm.