Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Make these yummy potatoes with either white or yellow Cheddar cheese.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes (about 3 lbs.)
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Peel potatoes and cut them into 2-inch uniform pieces. Put potato pieces in a pot with 1 teaspoon of salt and cold water to cover.
  • Turn heat to medium high and bring potatoes and water to a boil. Turn down heat to simmer and cook until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander and let the steam dissipate for 5 minutes. The steam evaporates the excess water, which allows the potatoes to dry out and makes them fluffier when mashed.
  • Put cooked potatoes in a bowl and mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer. Add butter and milk, and mix to a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in Cheddar cheese.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes (about 3 lbs.)
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Peel potatoes and cut them into 2-inch uniform pieces. Put potato pieces in a pot with 1 teaspoon of salt and cold water to cover.
  • Turn heat to medium high and bring potatoes and water to a boil. Turn down heat to simmer and cook until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander and let the steam dissipate for 5 minutes. The steam evaporates the excess water, which allows the potatoes to dry out and makes them fluffier when mashed.
  • Put cooked potatoes in a bowl and mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer. Add butter and milk, and mix to a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories480
Total Fat22g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium1460mg
Total Carbohydrate58g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars3g
Protein14g