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Garlic Sesame Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Sesame Mashed Potatoes | Sunday dinners have never been so delicious! This fall, let this easy potato side dish be the star of the show for your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas meal! Combine a handful of simple ingredients for some creamy mashed potatoes that are packed with flavor. This savory side is great covered in gravy alongside festive turkey or holiday ham, or as part of a vegetarian holiday menu. Combine with your favorite holiday dishes!


Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 52 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 2 minutes

4 cloves of garlic, peeled
3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
½ cup whole milk  
1 teaspoon salt + extra for salting water
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place garlic cloves in the center of a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Wrap tightly and place on a baking sheet. Transfer to oven. Roast for 30-35 minutes. Cloves are ready when they are a rich brown color and soft. Cool at room temperature while preparing potatoes.
  2. Lightly peel and quarter potatoes. Add to a large pot and cover with water. Salt water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 15-17 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add butter, sesame oil, milk, roasted garlic cloves, and salt. Use a hand mixer or potato masher to blend garlic into potatoes until potatoes are mostly smooth, careful not to over mix.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with extra sesame oil if desired. Top with green onion and toasted sesame seeds.


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