Mashed Potatoes with Gruyere and Olive Oil

No need for a main dish

Yes, we really like messing with this classic dish. Leave the skins on. The tang from the Greek yogurt will make you feel like you’re eating a really creamy, loaded baked potato.

Mashed potatoes with Gruyere and Olive Oil

  • 3 lbs potatoes, boiled until tender with skins on (Russet or red will work)
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus more to taste)

Drain and mash potatoes with butter and cheese. Stir in yogurt and enough milk to reach your desired consistency. Add olive oil and taste. Add salt, pepper and, if desired, more olive oil to taste. Serve hot.


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57 Responses to Mashed Potatoes with Gruyere and Olive Oil

  1. TasteFood says:

    The Gruyere knocks this out of the park.

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Ok, if you’re going to raise the pot with Gruyere, I’ll see you with some diced cooked bacon. πŸ™‚

  3. Nice. I finally ponied up the $14 to buy a bottle of truffle oil. Can’t wait to dress up my potatoes with it πŸ™‚

  4. You had me at gruyere….

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    I really enjoy putting cheese in my mashed potatoes but have yet to try gruyere. Thanks to you, I will next time I mash some spuds. Thanks!

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  7. Very good mashed potato recipe. It always seems to be such a simple dish to make, but there’s no question that some mashed potato is so-o-o much better than others. The addition of creme fraiche, butter and eggs creates something special.

  8. rsmacaalay says:

    What a nice take on a classic mashed potatoes, I love that you used gruyere

  9. Tandy says:

    I am going to try yoghurt next time!

  10. niasunset says:

    WOW! I haven’t made it before with yogurth.. I will try too. Thank you dear Rufus, have a nice day, with my love, nia

  11. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Hi Greg! I never tried mashed potatoes with gruyere cheese. I need to try this – we love Gruyere. Also Greek yogurt? I’m now even more curious. This looks like perfect mashed potatoes. πŸ™‚

  12. Looks fantastic… who’d want to eat normal mash when they could eat all your wonderful versions of it?!

  13. BrainRants says:

    Holy cow. I think this version of ‘taters would suffice as a meal itself, not just a side.

  14. How yummy! And, coincidentally, I just had mashed potatoes last night as well, but I used truffle oil as a garnish!

  15. Mmmmm…add the cheese, and its a complete meal!
    Well, it would be for me, anyway…. πŸ™‚

  16. billpeeler says:

    Greek yogurt and gruyere!? Brilliant!

  17. Judy says:

    It’s good to mess with the classics, change things up enough to keep it interesting. I find it easier to do that when it is not a holiday. Great recipe.

  18. Kristy says:

    Oh my! Oh my! Gruyere in mashed potatoes! I have no doubt that I would not be willing to share these with anyone. I may have to make this on a night Mike is at work and the kids are in bed. This sounds too darn good.

  19. sallybr says:

    Oh, Kristy is too funny! I agree with her, I am making this while Phil is playing golf, and I am all alone in the comfort of my kitchen… πŸ˜‰

  20. I agree, no meat required.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  21. Gorgeous and with the skins on too (my favourite part of a potato)….fabulous!

  22. i don;t know if I have ever seen better looking and sounding mashed potatoes before! The cheese and the oil- Delicious and takes it to another level indeed! Not sure what is going on but it won’t let me post comment as usual so I am using twitter to do it:)

  23. That looks wonderfully delicious and indulgent!

  24. That’s really creative, you could probably add a few chopped green onions for even more of a baked potato taste!

  25. That is really creative, Greg. You could probably add a few chopped green onions for even more of a baked potato taste.

  26. ceciliag says:

    I cannot get enough of mashed potatoes but have never added olive oil! Well I’m game! c

  27. Nothing wrong with tinkering, especially with adding the goodness of Greek yogurt.

  28. nrhatch says:

    Yes, please. πŸ˜€

  29. Courtney says:

    That looks a-maz-ing. Seriously.

  30. zestybeandog says:

    What a great way to do potatoes! I love using greek yogurt in mine too!

  31. Yum! These look delicious. We just had mashed potatoes last night…next time we will have to try this. : )

  32. Danny says:

    Love the idea of gruyere in mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing this!

  33. Purely.. Kay says:

    I just have this huge smile on my face after reading this. You know why? I’m making this tomorrow πŸ™‚

  34. Um…hangover food from the weekend? Nothing’s better for that than some delicious mashed potatoes. And Gruyere takes it over the top. Haven’t tried olive oil though…interesting twist.

  35. Carolyn Chan says:

    You should mess with recipes more often !

  36. Jessica says:

    I just had loaded mashed potatoes last night. This sounds like a bit more of a sophisticated version!

  37. alex says:

    thats a recipe after my own heart. Printing this one out to keep, I can imagine the taste now.

  38. Sissi says:

    So simple, but sounds so great. Especially if made with good gruyère.

  39. Looks and sounds great. If it is a potato, we will eat it and like it. Don’t think you can mess them up for us.

  40. spree says:

    Greg, you and Katherine have that whole food-as-comfort thing figured out! Boy these sound good!

  41. GroundCherry says:

    Rufus, I think I just swooned. The only that might make them better would be caramelized onions…

  42. Great idea throwing the Greek yogurt in there. Gruyere is my favorite…now throw some truffle salt in there and I’m a happy girl =)

  43. safifer says:

    Reblogged this on A Single Serving and commented:
    This sounds great–I have done mashed potatoes with olive oil but I like the sound of the additions here.

  44. Myyyyyyyyyy Godddddddddddddd, I need this now.

  45. ....RaeDi says:

    Wow… love my potato and these look incredible!

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