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Fluffy caramelized shallot mashed potatoes served in a bowl, topped with crispy shallots.

Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Take your mashed potatoes to the next level with this caramelized shallot mashed potatoes recipe. Creamy, savory, and full of flavor, it's the perfect side dish for any meal!


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound shallots, thinly sliced (about 2-3 large)
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup  (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1-2 roasted whole garlic bulbs


  • In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil on medium-high. Add the shallots and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring often until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove the shallots to a plate lined with paper towel. Discharge the oil.
  • Add the potatoes to a pot filled with cold water and season with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until they are just fork-tender, approximately 15 minutes. Drain the water.
  • In the same skillet used to cook the shallots, combine butter and heavy cream over medium-low heat. Stir until the butter melts, approximately 2 minutes. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes into the hot butter mixture. Add the roasted garlic and half of the shallots, then stir well. Adjust the seasoning according to taste. 
  • Garnish with the remaining shallots. 
  • Serve and enjoy!


Storage: Transfer to a large microwave-safe bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. When ready to reheat, use the tip of a knife to poke several holes in the plastic wrap, then microwave on medium-high (75 percent) power until heated through. Stir the mashed potatoes halfway through reheating.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 784 kcal
  • Sugar: 26 g
  • Sodium: 1431 mg
  • Fat: 56 g
  • Saturated Fat: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 102 mg

Keywords: shallot mashed potatoes, garlic shallot mashed potatoes, caramelized shallot mashed potatoes