Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Lindsay Landis | Love & Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil mashed potatoes are pretty amazing. Perfect mashed potatoes are fluffy, creamy and oh-so-buttery. But you’d be surprised to know that this perfect mashed potato recipe doesn’t use butter at all, rather OMAGGIO Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a truly unique and memorable side to share.

Perfectly fluffy, creamy and buttery: that’s what defines the perfect mashed potato in my mind, and these potatoes fit that description to a T.

But you’d be surprised to know that these perfect mashed potatoes are not made with butter at all, rather, they’re swirled and infused with OMAGGIO Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Trust me, you’ll be shocked at just how buttery these potatoes taste when made with extra virgin olive oil and a splash of milk.

That’s the beauty of extra virgin olive oil, it can so easily take the place of butter with no ill effects, and in fact I’d argue it makes these potatoes even more buttery than if they were made with butter, if that’s even possible.

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Rich and creamy, and yet with an added complexity, a fruity nuttiness that can only come from a superior authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil such as OMMAGIO brand. You can really taste the difference of a superior authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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I’ve spent many Thanksgivings perfecting my mashed potatoes, and have come up with a surefire way to get perfectly fluffy potatoes every time, no matter what you mix into them after (whether that be brown butter mashers or creamy herb & goat cheese potatoes).

The trick is to drain the potatoes after boiling, and then return them to the pot set over low heat. Then, using a potato masher, mush and mash them for a minute or two while they’re still on the burner.

Doing this allows the excess moisture from the boiling process to evaporate (and it’s excess moisture that is the cause of gluey potatoes).

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Also, no matter whether you are using butter or extra virgin olive oil, add the fat to the potatoes first, mixing fully to incorporate, and then add your milk or cream. This too will help you achieve your ultimate goal of smooth and fluffy potatoes.

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes, Peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup OMAGGIO Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk, Plus more as needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika, For garnish, optional


  1. Chop potatoes to evenly sized chunks. Bring to a boil in a large pot of salted water; cook for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on the size of the chunks) until potatoes easily split apart when poked with a fork.
  2. Drain potatoes, then return to pot and set over low heat. Mash potatoes with a potato masher on the heat for 1 to 2 minutes (doing so will allow the excess moisture to evaporate). Remove from heat and continue mashing until mostly smooth.
  3. Add olive oil and mash to incorporate, then add milk, salt, and pepper and mash until smooth and creamy. Optionally add 2-4 additional tablespoons of milk to achieve desired consistency.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, if desired. Serve warm.


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Author: Lindsay Landis
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112
Calories 170

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 216mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lindsay Landis

About Lindsay

With a blog name like Love & Olive Oil, it's pretty obvious why Lindsay is our Olive Oil fanatic. Sweet and savory, this is where you'll find all of Lindsay's favorite olive oil recipes.

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