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Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive Oil Recipe

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive Oil Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 whole 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, for 15-20 minutes or until tender. 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. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: For food safety purposes, prepare garlic olive oil just before serving; do not store leftover oil mixture.

Nutritional 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.

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tcarver User ID: 5663692 115089
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"My family loved this."

gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 124358
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"My family liked the mashed potatoes but didn't care for the garlic-olive oil on top. They said it was too strong. We have a recipe with cream cheese that they couldn't help comparing it to even though I told them not to! But it was inevitable. As the meal progressed they liked them more and more although they never did go for the garlic-oil oil topping."

dwilfer User ID: 6972953 190962
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Our family loves the creamy texture due to adding the whipping cream. Great flavor as well."

ackimbrough User ID: 3812352 131849
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This was the best mashed potatoe recipe I have ever had! They were so creamy and full of flavor and very quick and easy to make. Personally we thought they tasted better without the garlic oil but we may try to mix it in next time as one review stated. These will be a regular in our home from now on. Thanks for sharing!"

Kools01 User ID: 1433384 123238
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"I only made half the recipe, and loved them. Very easy and quick to make."

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