This Italian Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes recipe is made with only 5 ingredients and no milk or butter! The result is a creamy healthy mashed potato recipe that is full of flavor and super simple to make.
Potatoes: Because there are so few ingredients in this recipe, the quality of those ingredients matters. Yukon Gold potatoes are most similar to those used for mashed potatoes in Italy and have excellent flavor and texture. If you can't find Yukon Gold, other gold fleshed potato varieties will do. While still delicious, you will not get the same results with russet potatoes.
Salt: Most of the salt needed for flavor will be added back into the recipe through the reserved potato water. You can add any extra to taste at the end, and I really enjoy a sprinkle of flaky Maldon salt at the end to make it feel extra special.
Storage: Store leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or by placing a heat-safe bowl over simmering water. Mix thoroughly for even heating.
Keywords: olive oil mashed potatoes, Italian mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes no milk, mashed potatoes no butter