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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan, the best side dish you could possibly ask for. Velvety, smooth, seasoned to perfection, the ideal side for your Thanksgiving or Christmas roast. Comfort food at its best!

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Mashed potatoes is that one dish that has always screamed perfection to me. Forget about gourmet food and fancy party dishes, this is the only food I could never have enough of.

Ever since I was little, my birthday meal has been roast with creamy mashed potatoes. It never made any sense to me to choose something different.

And I was never as excited about the birthday cake as I was about my dream main meal. What can I say, I am a simple girl who loves simple food.

Not that simple means plain when it comes to good food. Far from it! And if you are looking for the best mashed potatoes recipe, here you have it!

I mean, yeah, everyone can make something as simple as a mash, but there are a few tricks that can make your mashed potatoes out-of-this-world good.

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I know some potatoes are better than others when it comes to a creamy mash, but I used both owhite and red varieties, and I couldn’t honestly find much of a difference is texture.

But then l’m no potato expert, and some swear that the white ones are better for a good mash. However, I think that the way you make it is a lot more important and guarantees the creamiest mash ever.

Rule number one: BOIL THE POTATOES IN THEIR SKIN, THEN PEEL THEM OFF AND MASH. It might be quicker to cut them up in smaller cubes and boil, but you won’t get the same results.

Rule number twoNEVER EVER USE A HAND BLENDER OR A KITCHEN AID TO MASH THE POTATOES.

It just ruins the texture, making the mashed potatoes rubbery and sticky. The best way is to use a potato masher.

Then, to get the creaminess we are after, I used butter, thick double cream (or heavy cream), and milk, plus parmesan for extra taste.

Be generous with the seasoning, no one likes a bland mash. You can also add garlic, or any other sharp cheese you like, for extra taste.

Overehad shot of a white dish with Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan topped with chopped spring onions

More potato sides:

Oven Roasted Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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Overhead shot of a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan, the best side dish you could possibly ask for. Velvety, smooth, seasoned to perfection, the ideal side for your Thanksgiving or Christmas roast. Comfort food at its best!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: potato side dishes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 tbsp thick double cream (heavy cream)
  • 1/4 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes in their skin, adding a pinch of salt to the water.

  2. When the potatoes are tender, allow to cool slightly, then peel them off and add to a large bowl.

  3. Add the salt, pepper, butter, milk, cream and parmesan, and use a potato masher to mash well until smooth and creamy.

  4. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

See the post for tips on how to make a creamy mash.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 414mg 17%
Potassium 1319mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 44.1%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 57.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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