Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

I can’t resist a pile of creamy mashed potatoes – can you?

This version is made with rich, dreamy olive oil, a bit of milk and salt and pepper. You may think you’ll miss the butter (trust me – I love butter, too), but the rich flavor of the olive oil really takes mashed potatoes to the next level.

I think it’s worth a try for your next holiday meal or as a side dish to your favorite weeknight meal.

Here are a few tricks and substitutions for making stellar mashed potatoes:

  • Be sure the potatoes are very tender before draining and make them into mashed potatoes. We want to avoid having little lumps of undercooked potatoes.
  • If you’re in the mood, you can use a potato ricer to make them even creamier (this is optional, though).
  • Instead of milk, try making these mashed potatoes with plain Greek yogurt for a creamier, tangier finish.
  • Add a few cloves of mashed roasted garlic to the mashed potatoes for an elevated flavor.
  • Instead of russet potatoes, try this recipe with Yukon gold or baby reds (you can even leave the skins on!).
  • Add a dose of fresh herbs – try a few teaspoons of chopped rosemary and thyme.

What is your favorite side dish?

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-12 mins
  • Total Time: 20-27 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy, creamy mashed potatoes with olive oil.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup olive oil + more for garnish
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cubed potatoes into the boiling water. Cook 9-12 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender. Drain the water.
  2. Add the milk, olive oil, salt and black pepper to the pot with the potatoes. Use a hand mixer to mashed the potatoes until very creamy, adding additional milk if needed.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired.

Notes

Cooking Tip: Add a few cloves of mashed roasted garlic to elevate these mashed potatoes.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 174
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 248mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

Keywords: potato, potatoes, holiday, side dish

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating