I am trying to round out my Thanksgiving menu and tried out these Easy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. BIG WINNER.Jump to Recipe
How do you make mashed potatoes better? Add cheese. The dish is so simple to make. You follow the traditional mashed potato recipe of boiling the potatoes until fork tender. Mash or rice as in my case. Melt butter with warm milk salt and pepper. Pour the liquid into the riced potatoes. Mix and finish with cheese. From here it is baked and broiled at the end.
If you are looking for other potato ideas for your thanksgiving meal I have included some below:
As an aside, our Thanksgiving this year will be at our house. For the last 50 years, and 36 for me, we have gone to my in-laws house in Michigan. Thank God that they are still with us but having 50 plus people for Thanksgiving and 20 plus people in your house for a week has become too much. We are so honored and pleased to carry the torch that they began and I pray that we can be good stewards of the legacy they began all those years ago.
My menu at this time is two or three 25 lb turkeys that our smoked, the aforementioned potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, 2 types of cranberries and more. Besides the gravy that I will make, I am thinking about a tomato jam for the turkey for those that do not want gravy. Have you ever had tomato jam with your turkey?
The cast of characters.
Building the cheesy mashed potatoes.
Easy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes plated.
Easy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
Are you looking for a new potato recipe for your Thanksgiving? If so, you need to try these Easy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes.
- 3 Lbs Yukon potatoes peeled and diced
- 2/3 Cup Cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 Cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 8 Oz Sour cream
- 2 Tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black pepper
Begin by adding the diced/quartered potatoes to a pot of water. Always, add your potatoes to cold water. Bring pot to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork tender. Once fork tender, drain the potatoes in a colander. Let cool a little – just enough to handle.
Meanwhile, add the butter, milk, salt and pepper to a sauce pot. Heat on medium low heat until the butter is melted.
Take the slightly cooled potatoes, and run them through a ricer. Pour the butter milk mixture over the riced potatoes and mix. Once combined, add in each of the cheeses and lightly mix. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish. Place the potatoes in a 400 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes. Finish by broiling for 2 – 3 minutes. You want the top to get some color.
Serve and enjoy!
Adapted from The Kitchn – https://www.thekitchn.com/baked-mashed-potatoes-recipe-23099343#post-recipe-235910001