Mashed Potatoes W/Olive Oil & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Try this tasty way to "dressup" ordinary mashed potatoes & add flavour zip to what you see as a plain meal. It was suggested as a side-dish by the National Pork Producers Council & I esp like it w/skillet browned smoked pork chops. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 1 pound of potatoes (peeled & halved) till cooked through. Drain & allow to dry for 10 minute
  2. Combine 2 oz olive oil, 2 oz unsalted butter & 2 oz whipping cream in sml sacuepan & warm over med heat.
  3. Mash potatoes, add warmed liquid to them & mix well w/a wire whisk. Add salt & pepper to taste & cream cheese as desired.
  4. Add 2 oz oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, mixing just well enough to evenly distribute, & serve immediately.
  5. NOTE: To "dress" b4 serving, any of these ingredients or a combo all work well as options -- bacon, chives or a dusting of Parmesan cheese w/paprika.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed these as a different twist on our usual mashed potato side dish. The kids were a little leery of the tomatoes, but overall, these came out very rich. Thanks!

Gatorbek May 25, 2008

This was delicious. Used ff 1/2 and 1/2, sundried tomatoes not in oil and herbed goat cheese. This made a rich side dish to venison tenderloin.

KelBel January 24, 2007

Great mashed potatoes. They are very rich (with both the olive oil and the cream cheese) and I really enjoyed the sundried tomatoes in them. You're right - they go very well with pork. Thanks for another great one, twissis.

lazyme December 29, 2006