Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

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Some families might have a strict “do not mess with the classics” policy for Thanksgiving, but my family luckily does not. I think the fact that I invite them over and do ALL of the cooking trumps the fact that I take some liberties with my menu. But even if your family DOES have that policy, I think mashed potatoes are a natural place to experiment. Because no matter what you do, they are still mashed potatoes. And mashed potatoes are awesome, always and forever.

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So go ahead – try these Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes this year. And if your family has any complaints about you adding CHEESE to MASHED POTATOES, then you might want to look into celebrating the holiday with a different family next year. Because, come on. Cheese makes a great thing even better!

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For the easiest-ever mashed potatoes, use Baby Boomer fresh Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company. They’re pre-washed (hooray!), and the thin yellow skin means there’s no need to peel them – just cook and smash them whole. Perfect for quickly pulling the mashed potatoes together right before the turkey comes out of the oven. These potassium-rich potatoes have a flavorful yellow flesh and are great for roasting, boiling, grilling or even microwaving.

After a quick 15-minute boil in salted water, these potatoes got smashed up and combined with some half-and-half, butter and aged Cheddar cheese for a gourmet twist on a classic Thanksgiving side dish.

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Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company are available year-round. To find out more, be sure to connect with them on Facebook, YouTubePinterest and Instagram.

Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (24 ounces each) The Little Potato Company Baby Boomer Creamer potatoes
  • 6 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups grated aged Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place potatoes in large pot and cover with cold water. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Add 5 teaspoons salt; reduce heat to medium-low and cook 15 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain.
  2. Place potatoes in large bowl and smash with potato masher. Add cheese, half-and-half, butter, pepper, nutmeg, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; smash until well combined. Transfer to serving bowl and serve garnished with parsley, if desired.

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14 comments

  1. Well that’s the way to do it! So  much more interesting than regular mashed.

  2. Oh my gosh. These photos are insanely gorg – I did NOT think mashed potatoes could be so pretty!
    And aged cheese is my life. So these are speaking my langauge!

  3. Mashed potatoes make the holiday meal! Doesn’t hurt when there is a stick of butter and cheese in them. 🙂

  4. This is PERFECTION!  Gorgeous potatoes!

  5. These photos are so beautiful! And adding cheese to potatoes, YES please!

  6. This looks so creamy and comforting!

  7. Mashed potatoes with cheese and butter is absolutely irresistible delicious dish. This is amazing , sounds flavorful.

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