Olive Oil & Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Make your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes in under an hour with this simple recipe.
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olive old scallion mashed potatoes

Recipe by Mindy Fox

This article originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.

Start to Finish: 50 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 4 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish


1. Put potatoes, garlic, and 1 tbsp. kosher salt in a large pot. Add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a low boil over medium heat, then reduce to low to keep at a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender but not falling apart, 20 to 25 minutes; drain well.

2. While the potatoes are still hot, press them through a ricer or colander into a large bowl. Fold in 1/2 cup EVOO and 1 thinly sliced scallion. Season with salt.

3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with more EVOO. Sprinkle with scallions, salt, and pepper.