Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Super simple way to dress up plain mashed potatoes--a little milk, a little butter and a little cheese.

Don and I love mashed potatoes with milk and butter and a dash of salt to taste but sometimes I want something a little different but not totally Christmas or Thanksgiving special.  The addition of a handful of cheese just gives those potatoes a nice boost of flavour when your taste buds are asking for something different.

Lori eating dinner with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with big smile on her face.
I tried them out on Lori last week and she loved them. 

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes in thermos jar.
She even took Cheesy Mashed Potatoes to school for lunch.  They kept nice and warm in her thermos jar.  

Printable recipe at end of post.
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
  • 2½ pounds potatoes (I used russet potatoes.)
  • ¾-1 cup milk
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1- 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese, or your favourite kind (I used old/sharp Cheddar.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sour cream, optional
How to make it:
Peel the potatoes.  You should have about 2 pounds peeled.  Slice and boil potatoes in lightly salted water until tender, about 20 minutes.  Drain well and mash.  Add the milk and butter and keep mashing until very smooth.  Add the cheese and stir or mash until thoroughly mixed through.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Sour cream may be added for extra flavour, but this is optional.  Keep potatoes hot over very low heat or place in casserole dish in a low oven.

Makes 4-6 servings.

After peeling the potatoes you should have about 2 pounds left.

Slice the potatoes and boil in lightly salted water.

Boil potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes.  Drain.

Mash drained potatoes with butter and milk.

We like creamy mashed potatoes so I used the full cup of milk as russet potatoes soak up the liquid.  Keep mashing until very smooth and creamy.

Add the cheese.

Keep stirring or mashing until the cheese is completely mixed through.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  You may also add a big dollop of sour cream if you wish. 

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes made a wonderful addition to our meal of Cottage Cheese Patties and vegetables.

Lori eating yummy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes.
Lori gives Cheesy Mashed Potatoes her seal of approval.

Let's skip ahead a few years to February 25, 2024.

Here's Jacob, Lori's little brother, enjoying Cheesy Mashed potatoes.

That's a big forkful, Jacob!

That's a big thumbs up for Cheesy Mashed Potatoes!

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