Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive Oil

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Aug. 29, 2022
Garlic mashed potatoes are high on our love list. To intensify the flavor, I combine garlic and olive oil in the food processor and drizzle it on top of the potatoes. — Emory Doty, Jasper, Georgia
Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive Oil Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, place oil and garlic in a small food processor; process until blended.
  2. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream, butter, salt, pepper and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Stir in green onions. Serve with garlic-olive oil and, if desired, cheese.
Editor's Note: For food safety purposes, prepare garlic olive oil just before serving; do not store leftover oil mixture.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup mashed potatoes with 1 tablespoon cheese and about 2 teaspoons oil mixture: 299 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.