This is a very healthy way to make mashed potatoes. We like this easy and rustic recipe that leaves the skin on the potatoes, which is more nutritious. You can use a wide range of our olive oils for this one!


  • 2 pounds Red or Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 medium), brush washed, NOT peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup Fresh Harvest Extra Virgin or an infused Olive Oil of your choice
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Fill a large saucepan with water and potatoes. Bring to boil and continue to cook until potatoes are fork-tender, about 10 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and return to the saucepan. Add olive oil, cream, and salt/pepper to taste. Using a potato masher or large spoon, stir and smash the potatoes to your desired consistency. Add more cream or milk if needed to get the consistency you desire. Increase/decrease this recipe depending on your needs. By washing and not peeling the potatoes, you get an easy recipe that is more nutritious!

Mix-n-Match Variations

In this classic potato recipe that does not use butter, try different Fresh Harvest Olive Oils to add flavor like Garlic, Tuscan Herb, Herbs de Provence, Rosemary, Dill, Cilantro & Roasted Onion, Mushroom & Sage or Butter Olive Oil, etc.

Tuscan Herb ‘almost twice baked’ Smashed Potatoes – Use Fresh Harvest Tuscan Herb olive oil, then add bacon bits and cheddar cheese while smashing. Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream and a sprinkling of diced Chives. 

Rosemary Potatoes – Use Fresh Harvest rosemary olive oil, then add a tablespoon of freshly chopped rosemary to the potatoes when smashing. 

Classic Herbed Potatoes – Use Fresh Harvest Herbs de Provence olive oil, then add a tsp. each of Basil, Parsley, and Tarragon to the potatoes when smashing. 

Italian Herbed Potatoes – Use Fresh Harvest Tuscan Herb olive oil, then add a tablespoon of Italian Seasoning to the potatoes when smashing. 

Garlic Potatoes – Use Fresh Harvest garlic olive oil, then add 3-4 (or more) whole, peeled cloves to garlic to the water, and boil with the potatoes. Drain and smash with the potatoes. 

Cheesy Potatoes – Add a ½ cup or more of nearly any grated cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, Romano, Gouda, etc.) to your potatoes when smashing.

Truffle Potatoes – Add 1 teaspoon Fresh Harvest White or Black Truffle Oil to potatoes when smashing.

Sweet Potatoes – Use some or all Sweet Potatoes in lieu of Red or Gold, or mix and match Sweet Potatoes with other root veggies like turnip, parsnip, or carrots.  Use Blood Orange olive oil and Cinnamon Pear balsamic to mash with the potatoes. It’s amazing!


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