"The Best Mashed Potatoes"

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, well scrubbed and cut into quarters
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup shredded smoked gouda
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives
Directions

Slip the potatoes into a large pot of cold salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and half-and-half in a small pot until the butter melts and the mixture is hot.

Once the potatoes are cooked, drain well in a colander and then return them to the pot. Turn the heat back on to low and stir the potatoes to "dry" them. Mash the potatoes until smooth and stir in the hot half-and-half and butter. Add the shredded cheese by the handful, stirring to melt, and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir in the chives. Serve immediately.

Photograph by David Malosh


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Brought these to a pot-luck and they were a big hit! Definitely making these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I add some sour and creme cheese to the mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is aptly named. These were by far the best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Being a retired restaurant owner, I have sampled many recipes! this is by far the best mashed potatoes I have ever tasted ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious and even good as leftovers. And I am not a fan of Gouda cheese. It was the perfect addition. I'll make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now my go to recipe for Mashed potatoes. They are absolutely the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Must try, great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these potatoes for Thanksgiving and they were great! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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