Mashed Potatoes With Roasted Celery And Garlic

If you like different steaks, chops, shashlik or barbecues, then you surely enjoy various side dishes. As for me, I always eat such meat with a side dish. When cereals, pasta, fried potatoes and mash start annoying, we have to think over how to diversify them. For example, how to cook mashed potatoes in a slightly unusual way.

  • SERVES: 4 Servings
  • PREP: 5 mins
  • COOK: 15 mins
  • READY IN: 1 hr 30 mins


  • 4-5 medium potatoes (~800g)
  • 250 grams celery
  • 1 bulb garlic (divided into cloves)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh tyme


  1. Cooking this mash is very easy and following the process is almost unnecessary. First, preheat the oven up to 190C (375F) degrees (with a fan).
  2. Pierce the skin of potatoes with a fork in several places. Salt it and put on a baking sheet in the oven.
  3. Cut the celery into large pieces and together with garlic cloves put on the baking paper. Pour with olive oil, salt, pepper and wrap the paper into a package shape.
  4. After 30 minutes of baking potatoes, put the celery package onto the pan. Bake for another 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes and celery are ready.
  5. When everything is ready, scrape the skin of the potatoes with a spoon, squeeze the roasted garlic from the skin and crumble it all together with celery. If celery turned to be hardish, then it can be passed through a garlic press. You can also add a bit of olive oil into the mash. If necessary, add some salt to it.
  6. Sprinkle with thyme leaves and pepper the mash a little bit.
  7. The wonderful side dish is ready!