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Fluffy mashed potatoes in a white pot set on a wooden table. Olive oil pools on top of potatoes.

Lightened Up Cheesy Gouda Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Fluffy and flavorful, these mashed potatoes made with olive oil and Gouda are the ultimate potato side dish! Easy and elegant, this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes with just 5 ingredients. 


  • 6 cups peeled and 1-inch cubed Yukon gold potatoes (3 pounds)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded aged Gouda, smoked Gouda, or goat Gouda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add potatoes and cook, partially covered until potatoes are tender (a paring knife can easily slip in and out of potato chunks), about 15 minutes.

Drain potatoes and return to pot; cook over medium heat, stirring to remove extra moisture, 1–2 minutes.

Reduce heat to low and stir in oil; lightly mash mixture. Add milk and continue to mash until desired consistency is reached; stir in cheese by handful until melted and incorporated. Season with salt and white pepper; adjust seasoning as needed.

Transfer mashed potatoes to a serving dish, sprinkle with chives and drizzle with olive oil.


Keep potatoes warm over low heat on the stove top or in a slow cooker, stirring occasionally. Add additional milk as needed. 


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 478mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg

Keywords: Cheesy mashed potatoes, Gouda mashed potatoes

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