Manchego Potatoes

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

8 servings

  • 4 pounds baby red-skinned or baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • Salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk or cream
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Manchego cheese, about 3/4 to 1 pound of cheese
  • Black pepper

Halve large potatoes, small ones can be left whole. Place potatoes in a deep pot, cover with water. Place a lid on potatoes and bring them up to a boil. Uncover, salt the water and cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and add back to the hot pot. Add butter, milk or cream and cheese and smash the potatoes to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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I love this recipe! I made it a few years ago, loved it, and looked for it again. So glad I found it. Just made it yesterday for a Christmas party and it was a hit with the entire family, including my picky children! Wish I would've thought to look at Sam's for the Manchego cheese, since it is pricy. Now I know. : And I will definitely make this again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely my favorite recipe for mashed potatoes. I lost my recipe and was estatic when I found it on the web by just typing RR mashed potatoes and manchego. If you folks have a Trader Joe's, you can get Manchego at a reasonable price or maybe try the other Spanish cheese, Iberico. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes are an absolute HIT at my house! My teenage boys can't get enough of them! The cheese is expensive however, so we only make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but that makes them even more special. (Sam's Club sells it for about 1/2 what our grocery store does. I always put in more cheese than is called for, but it's not necessary - we are just cheese lovers here. I'd never heard of "manchego cheese" before, but it's absolutely delicious. This recipe is one of my family's favorites, that is certain. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for the first time for Thanksgiving 2009, for my family. It was fantastic!! I couldn't find my printed recipe this year (2010 and they want these potatoes again. I'm back printing it off one more time. This time I will make sure I know where I save it. Thanks Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes were so easy to make and delicious to eat even without gravy... perfect starchy cheesy side dish! I used a mixture of cheddar and pepper jack... the BOMB! The best part was when I made thin patties the next day with the potatoes and fried them up to make potatoe pancakes.... my family loved them so much not one patty was left over. So make sure to double the recipe to ensure you have enough for potatoe pancakes the next day =0) item not reviewed by moderator and published
The original recipe is great! but the manchego cheese can be a bit expensive, so I switched over to cheddar for a casual dinner! and they came out soooOOooo good.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and sooo good! I made it once and paid about $18/lb for the manchego cheese and then I read the review that said costco had the cheese for much cheaper. I just found it at costco in Michigan for $8/lb! Its worth the money~trust me. Everyone should try this recipe. Plus, I used the leftovers for potato pancakes the next morning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The family raved about these potatoes! They loved the skin flecks and especially the CHEESE! I will definitely look at Costco, however, for manchego, as our local mega-mart charged $25 per pound - YIKES! item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg i luv this recipe... i tried it last year for thanksgiving but used monterrey jack cheese instead of manchego. it still tasted great though. AND im doing it again this year!!!!! thanks rachael ray. by the way,,, i LUV UR SHOW!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There are 2 kinds of Manchego cheeses - aged and unaged. You want the UNAGED Manchego. The unaged is softer and will give you the nutty flavor. The aged is much sharper and more expensive. Substitutes you might try are Monterey Jack, Mozzarella or Oaxaca. Hope this helps. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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