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  1. Source: The Inn of the Anasazi, Sante Fe, New Mexico

  2. 36 garlic cloves

  3. 1/3 cup olive oil

  4. 5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

  5. 2 cups (packed) grated sharp white Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)

  6. 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  7. 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles

  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  10. 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until garlic is tender, about 15 minutes. Cool; peel and chop.

  11. Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain. Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add garlic and remaining ingredients. Using electric mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover; let stand at room temperature. Rewarm, stirring constantly, before serving.)

  12. 8 to 10 servings

  13. Comments: Thirty-six garlic cloves may sound like a lot, but they're cooked until mellow in flavor.


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