"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!
    I add some sour and creme cheese to the mix.
    This recipe is aptly named. These were by far the best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten.
    Being a retired restaurant owner, I have sampled many recipes! this is by far the best mashed potatoes I have ever tasted !
    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.
    This is now my go to recipe for Mashed potatoes. They are absolutely the best.
    Must try, great!
    Really good!
    I made these potatoes for Thanksgiving and they were great!
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