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The holidays are fast approaching and are a time for family, friends, and food. For over 100 years McCormick® has worked hard to bring the best flavors to the holiday table. Delicious meals prepared at home help create lifetime memories. Stop in at your local Mejier store to get the best selection on McCormick® Extracts, Herbs & Spices, or Gravy products for the holiday season.
My family loves mashed potatoes and we always have a giant bowl on our dining room table. The traditional recipe of potatoes, butter, salt, pepper, and whole milk is given a fun twist with roasted garlic. Roasting garlic at home with a little salt and McCormick® Black Pepper is a simple and yummy way to elevate your holiday recipes.
I don't think that my family would allow me to come to the table with out a bowl of warm, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. For me, that is a staple and a must-have. Besides being excellent for soaking of juices, flavors, and gravies, mashed potatoes are great because almost everyone likes them, and I know my kiddos always request a big scoop on their plates.
McCormick® Extract, Herbs & Spices, or Gravy products has a wide variety of products to help with holiday preparations. A few of my favorites are McCormick® Garlic Powder, McCormick® Poultry Seasoning, McCormick® Ground Cinnamon, McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, and McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper. All of these products and more can be purchased at your local Meijer store.
I love all of the different options McCormick® offers at Meijer! Looking at different seasoning options is a fantastic way to change-up classic holiday recipes for something new, or as a way to enhance something you already love. For example, I love to use a little of McCormick® Poultry Seasoning in my Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes because the blend of herbs compliments my savory potatoes, and makes them even better![easy-image-collage id=10153]
What do you need to make Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes?
- Russet potatoes
- Whole milk
- McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper
- McCormick® Poultry Seasoning
- Roasted Garlic
- Mixing bowls
- Hand mixer
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a different type of potato?
Sure! Red skinned and Yukon will also work well in this recipe. However, other types may produce a different texture.
My potatoes are kind of gummy- what can I do?
Make sure when whipping the potatoes to add the milk slowly. If the potatoes are still a little heavy, slowly add a little more milk.
Can I use a different type of milk like 2%?
Yes, I like whole because it is creamier, but 2% will work just fine.
What is the best way to warm the potatoes?
I like to warm them in the microwave or oven with a few pats of butter on top.
Is the garlic super strong?
It all depends on how much you use. I call for 4 for this recipe, but you can add more or less depending on your preferences.
Let's Talk Roasted Garlic!
Roasting garlic is one of the easiest enhancers around. I cut the tops off my garlic, place in foil, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. I use the foil to wrap around the garlic and I bake it at 375°F for about 40 minutes.
Here is the fun part.
Once the garlic is ready all you have to do is squeeze the bulb and out come all the yummy, soft, roasted garlic cloves![easy-image-collage id=10155]
We all know one of the great things about holiday meals is the leftovers, and McCormick® can help with that! I typically have a bit of leftover turkey and potatoes after the holiday, but many times we have eaten all the gravy. McCormick® offers lots of delicious gravy mixes, and my favorite is the McCormick® Turkey Gravy. I make the gravy with a little water and chicken stock and toss it with leftover warmed chopped or shredded turkey.
The turkey and the gravy are the perfect post-holiday meal. After a day of shopping (or returning), celebrating or entertaining this quick dish is an easy way to use holiday leftovers.
McCormick® Turkey Gravy is smooth, savory, and delicious to serve with leftover holiday turkey. McCormick® Turkey Gravy is available at Meijer along with other McCormick® Extract, Herbs & Spices.
When I was a kid I remember being at my Grandma's house for the holidays and after our holiday meal we always had "Hot-Shots" the following day. The "Hot-Shot" is shredded or chopped turkey over a piece of buttered bread with mashed potatoes, and finished with gravy. Whenever I think about leftovers that is the meat that immediately comes to mind.
Check out my video to make my version of a "Hot-Shot" using my Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes!
I like to finish my turkey and gravy over mashed potatoes with a little extra McCormick® Turkey Gravy poured over the top. It is just too hard to pass-up this recipe!
Make sure to check out Meijer to stock-up on McCormick® Extract, Herbs & Spices this holiday season!
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (+ Leftover Shredded Turkey and Gravy)
- 3 Lbs russet potatoes peeled and quartered
- 6 tbsp salted butter
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- ½ tsp McCormick® Poultry Seasoning
- 1 tsp McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Roasted Garlic (see instructions)
- 4 garlic bulbs
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Turkey and Gravy
- 4-5 cups shredded or chopped cooked turkey
- (2) .87 oz packet McCormick® Turkey Gravy
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut off top of garlic heads. Drizzle olive oil into a small baking dish. Place garlic in baking dish. Drizzle garlic with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover baking dish with foil and roast until tender, 40 minutes.. Cool slightly and squeeze out garlic cloves.
- Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and mix with an electric mixer while slowly adding the milk. Stir in three garlic cloves from 3 garlic bulbs.
- Season with salt and pepper and cloves from remaining garlic bulb.
Turkey with Gravy
- Heat water and stock in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in 2 packets of gravy mix. Pour ⅔ of the gravy into the turkey.
- Place warmed mashed potatoes on a plate. Top with turkey and gravy. Add additional gravy.