Chef Mickey's Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

 © Orlando Sentinel

© Orlando Sentinel

One of our favorite dishes at Chef Mickey’s is the Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. Not just your average potatoes, these are rich in flavor and the perfect consistency – not too mushy, not too chunky.

Chef Mickey’s Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings

3 pounds whole potatoes (peeled and cut into 1/2-by-1/2-inch cubes)
2 cups half-and-half
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup roasted garlic puree (see note)
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

1. Boil potatoes until soft and easy to mash. Drain potatoes and return to cooking pot.
2. Heat half-and-half in small pan and add to potatoes.
3. Begin mixing potatoes with a whisk or handheld mixer and add in the cheese, butter and garlic puree. Continue mixing until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the salt and pepper to the mix.

Roasted garlic puree: Heat oven to 350 F. Toss 1/3 cup whole peeled garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil and spread out in a shallow baking pan. Place pan in oven and roast until the garlic is soft, 10 minutes. Remove pan and place roasted garlic in blender. Pulse garlic until it becomes rich and creamy. Remove from blender and reserve for mashed potato recipe. Makes 1/4 cup.

Located at the Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickey’s buffet features your favorite characters all decked out for their kitchen duties. You’ll meet Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto who take time for autographs and photographs at your table. This extremely popular dining venue routinely fills up months in advance – let Mouse Tales Travel book your Chef Mickey’s reservations 180+ days before your vacation!