Extra-Virgin Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Yield: 8 servings


5pounds all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
-- Water
-- Salt, to taste
1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
5-- garlic cloves, minced
-- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste



  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a good pinch of salt and bring to a boil 30 to 35 minutes until tender. Drain off liquid, reserving about 1 cup. Place potatoes back in pot and cook over a low heat to dry potatoes.
  2. In a small skillet, heat olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and saute 5 minutes until garlic just begins to color. Remove from heat.
  3. Mash potatoes with a masher or fork and gradually add garlic mixture. Mash until somewhat smooth, adding some reserved potato water; season with salt and pepper. 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 344
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 13mg
  • Carbohydrate 51g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 4g