Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes #PantryInsiders

A popular side dish gets lightened up with these fluffy Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes. {gluten free}

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes | alidaskitchen.com

The other night we were looking to make an easy side dish to go with our steak dinner. Mashed potatoes are always a tasty pair with steak, but I wanted to come up with something lighter and healthier.  Since August is National Olive Oil Month, I have  had olive oil on the brain lately.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to swap butter for olive oil to make some tasty Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes.  

The recipe was easy to make and came together in about 20 minutes. First we boiled the potatoes and garlic until tender.  Then added some Parmesan cheese, milk (or broth) and olive oil and mashed it all together.  Amounts can be adjusted as desired.  Lastly add salt and pepper to taste.  What we enjoyed most about these Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes is that could actually taste potatoes!  No butter or cream was overpowering the flavors, it was just delicious potatoes enhanced with olive oil.

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes | alidaskitchen.com

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or broth)
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  1. In a large pot, combine potatoes, garlic and 1 teaspoon salt. Add enough water to cover the potatoes. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain and then transfer potatoes and garlic to a bowl.
  2. Add cheese, oil and milk to potatoes and then combine and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes | alidaskitchen.com

In honor of August being National Olive Oil Month, Pompeian is encouraging people to take the Pompeian Pledge and swap butter for olive oil in everyday recipes.  As one of Pompeian’s #PantryInsiders, I was more than happy to take on the challenge.  You can join the challenge too!  Visit Facebook.com/Pompeian and at the top of the timeline, find instructions to pledge to switch from butter to olive oil in your recipes during the month of August.  1,000 people who take the pledge will be randomly selected to win a coupon for a free bottle of Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, along with a free movie rental.  Pompeian will also be giving away movie prize packs throughout the month, so be sure to follow along on Facebook.

For another delicious recipe swapping butter for olive oil, try these Olive Oil Fudge Brownies.   For a conversion chart for swapping butter for olive oil, visit the Pompeian website: http://bit.ly/1nJTZnX

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pompeian as part of their Pantry Insiders program. All opinions are my own. 


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