Olive-Oil Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Sage

Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk, plus more for thinning, if needed

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ stick unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled

  • Coarse salt


  1. Bring milk, oil, butter, and sage to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and set aside. Cover potatoes and garlic with 2 inches cold water in a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 13 minutes.

  2. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Pour milk mixture through a fine sieve over potatoes; discard solids. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher to combine. Season with salt. Mashed potatoes can be made 3 days ahead and stored in refrigerator. Reheat in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water, thinning with more milk if necessary.

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