Fancy garlic mashed potatoes



20 min


6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 18 minutes


  • 6 large russet potatoes , peeled
  • olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 red bell peppers , finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped pitted green or black olives
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 cup 18% cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Cut potatoes into quarters and place in a large saucepan. Cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Boil, partially covered, until fork-tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, lightly coat a large frying pan with oil and set over medium heat. Add peppers, olives and garlic. Stir often until peppers are soft, 5 minutes. Add cream and butter. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir often until cream is hot and butter is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • When potatoes are cooked, drain well. Mash potatoes in a bowl with a potato masher until very smooth. Stir in hot olive-cream mixture. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. If making ahead, loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Reheat in microwave, stirring often.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 373,
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.4 g,

These full-flavoured potatoes are sophisticated enough for the holidays. Scatter with some chopped fresh herbs or green onions to dress them up.