Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil drizzle)

Say goodbye to your boring spud side dishes, and welcome these rich mashed potatoes instead. The oil coats the starches in a layer of warm fat and keeps them from becoming gluey, while also providing a fresh flavor and smooth consistency to the dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place potatoes and bay leaves in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain; discard bay leaves.

Step 2

Return potatoes to saucepan. Add milk, 2 tablespoons oil, salt, and pepper; mash to desired consistency. Divide potatoes evenly among 6 plates. Drizzle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with chives, if desired.

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