Rustic Mashed Potatoes With Olive Oil and Garlic

By Jeanette Terry

Make some outstanding mashed potatoes by adding garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Rustic Mashed Potatoes With Olive Oil and Garlic
  • 2 lbs. peeled and halved russet potatoes

  • 14 peeled, whole garlic cloves

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and garlic, and bring again to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer on low for about 25 to 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender.

  2. Drain potatoes, saving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the potatoes back to the pot. Place a dish towel over the pan, and replace the cover. Let the potatoes dry steam for 5 minutes.

  3. Slowly add the cooking liquid to the potatoes, mashing well. Add the olive oil, and continue to mash the potatoes to the desired consistency. Add in the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
1.3 g
Trans Fat
0 g
5 mg
30 mg (without added salt)
Total Carbohydrate
16 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 g
3 g

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