Cheddar-Dill Mashed Potatoes

Banish boring spuds by stirring in Cheddar and fresh dill.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6
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2 pounds Idaho or Yukon gold potatoes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup whole milk

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

1 cup grated Cheddar

1/4 cup chopped fresh dill


  1. Put the potatoes in a medium pot, cover with cold water and add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a low simmer and cook the potatoes, uncovered, until tender, about 45 minutes. Drain.
  2. Peel the potatoes and return them to the pot (for smoother mashed potatoes, pass them through a ricer or food mill after peeling). Mash the potatoes with the milk and butter using a fork or potato masher. Stir in the Cheddar, dill, 2 teaspoons salt and a few grinds of pepper.