Holiday Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are creamy, luscious and decadent. The perfect side for a holiday meal or special occasion.

Cooking Time: 25-30 Min    Servings: 10-12

Products needed:


5 pounds potatoes
4 tablespoons The Olive Scene Garlic Olive Oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon chopped fresh basil
¼ teaspoon marjoram, fresh or dried
¼ teaspoon thyme, fresh or dried
¼ teaspoon dill weed
1 8oz cream cheese
2/3 c sour cream
½ c milk, as needed
1 teaspoon The Olive Scene White Truffle Oil

olive oil for the slow cooker, if making ahead


  1. Peel potatoes, cut into chunks, rinse, and put in a large saucepan.

  2. Cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.

  4. Drain and partially cover the pan to allow potatoes to dry.

  5. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, cream cheese, and sour cream.

  6. Mix in milk until desired consistency is reached. 

  7. If making these a day in advance refrigerate overnight.

  8. About 2 to 3 hours before serving, oil the crockery insert of a slow cooker.

  9. Add potatoes, cover, and cook on HIGH for 1 hour.

  10. Turn to low and continue cooking until serving time.

  11. Stir a few times.

  12. Mix in 1 tsp truffle oil just before serving.