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White Cheddar and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

White Cheddar and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes make for a great side dish. They are so easy to make and they are addictively good. Although simple buttery mashed potatoes are great, mashed potatoes are pretty much a blank slate, just begging for flavour to be added. Common additions to mashed potatoes include butter, creams, cheeses, herbs, etc. One of the things that I like about mashed potatoes is that the soak up the other flavours on the plate making them even better. It was with this in mind that I chose to serve mashed potatoes with my steak in pink peppercorn sauce dinner. I served the steak on the mashed potatoes so that some of the sauce would drip onto them and after the steak was gone they worked perfectly to soak up all of the excess sauce on the plate. I had some really sharp white cheddar cheese and I thought that it would go perfectly in the mashed potatoes along with some garlic that had mellowed out by simmering with the potatoes. I used some of those small new potatoes with the red skin and I left the skins on to add a bit of colour and texture to the mashed potatoes. The white cheddar and garlic mashed potatoes were nice and warm and creamy and full of flavour and they went really well with the steak dinner.

White Cheddar and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

(makes 4+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream or cream cheese or Greek yogurt
1/2 cup aged white cheddar cheese, shredded
milk to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Boil the potatoes and garlic until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.
2. Drain the potatoes and garlic and mash.
3. Mix in the butter, sour cream, cheese and enough milk to bring the potatoes to the desired consistency.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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67 comments:

Jan said...

Oooh that mashed potato looks soooo good!

katie said...

Those look and sound amazing! Would go perfectly with the steaks we had last night.

Sophie said...

That mash looks so cool! It rocks, Kevin!

Jennifer said...

I love putting white cheddar in mashed potatoes! Just like a steak-house! Great recipe Kevin!s

VeggieGirl said...

GARLIC!!! Love.

Sara said...

These look delicious, I love adding cheese to my mashed potatoes.

Gloria said...

Love garlic too! This recipe is mine!!!!!! Thanks Kevin!!Gloria

Sharon said...

OH, so that is the secret. Haha, I always wonder why my brother made the best mashed potatoes, now with this recipe, I'm going to outwit him.

Netts Nook said...

Kevin they look great, mashed potatoes are my weakness thanks for stopping by my blog keep coming back.

Cakebrain said...

oooh...mashed potatoes...I haven't had this in a while!

Dana Treat said...

This is the kind of thing I just can't make because otherwise I would eat the whole bowl. Looks amazing!

Hayley said...

I love your roasted garlic potatoes, so these must be incredible!

Lori Lynn said...

Your potatoes sound great Kevin. We have tons of pink peppercorns trees around here, I need to go photograph them...thanks for the reminder.
LL

PG said...

What a lovely combination. That's a good idea with the skin, gives a good colour to the mashed potatoes.

Elra said...

Kevin,
We had a great dinner last night. My son's girl friend is here visiting from UCLA. My son made the steak base on your recipe: steak with pink brine peppercorn and red wine sauce. He use regular red/pink peppercorn, it was heavenly. I actually use grass fed rib eye (special order, for the special day). While my son was in charged with the steaks, I made your delicious creamy mushroom. It was really the best steaks we ever tasted in my life. My husband even interested enough to look at your recipe. My son said: this guy (you, Kevin) is good, mom! So, he also browsed your recipes. I just want to let you know about our dinner, and also THANK YOU, for the most delicious steaks recipe ever!
Cheers,
Elra

Bren said...

You're the 2nd post I've seen today with mashed potatoes! I love the idea of lots of garlic. HOw about pepper jack! yum! Hope you had a great Vday darling. I love coming over here.. i always have a smile on my face when I leave;)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Kevin - these look incredible you should send this to Noble Pig for her Potato ho down round up!!

Foodess said...

Mmm... looks like one satisfying side dish! Have you ever tried it with roasted garlic? The dry heat makes the garlic caramelize more than boiling it, making it super sweet and delicious.
You really can't go wrong with cheddar and garlic! Yum!

Laila said...

Love this potatoes ... look and sounds like a delicious side dish ..will be giving it a try soon ... Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com/

Sam Sotiropoulos said...

Hi Kevin! This dish is simply divine! Looks really good, so good in fact, I am going to give this a try for tomorrow's dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

Yes, great for leftovers, and Kevin if you have any, try frying these in a bit of oil. Tasty!

elly said...

Mmm, delicious. The only thing better than mashed potatoes are mashed potatoes with cheese and garlic. :)

Cheryl said...

Ohh my god I must make this today, I have some great aged white cheddar!

Natalie said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!! And I love the idea of the white cheddar because my BF *says* he doesnt like cheddar in potatos because it makes them look yellowy and buttery and yucky (i know...hes crazy!)
Soooooo donight I will use white cheddar, garlic (LOVE), and some finely sliced chives...just because I want to use up a bundle in the fridge!!

THANK YOU WE LOVE YOUR BLOG!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Your potatos look delicious and creamy! The cheese and garlic add a great layer of flavor. Yum.

Pam said...

Great idea to cook the garlic with the potatoes!

maninas said...

gosh, i know a guy who would kill for this mash! :)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Yum! I made L'aligot once and it was the most perfect comfort food :)

Jan said...

Oooh, scrum, yum, what a lovely way to pep up some mash. I also like that you used red spuds with skin on, keeps in more of the vitamins that way.

Bellini Valli said...

I love an excellent potato mash:D

Mary Ellen said...

Potatoes and cheese - my two favorite things in the world! Looks great.

Cynthia said...

I'm testing a recipe tomorrow that I am sure you will love. Here are the clues - cheese, mashed :) sounds familiar? LOL

MaryBeth said...

2 of my all time favorite things to put into extra creamy mashed taters. Your look so darn good.

Beachlover said...

this recipe look really great!! now I know what to make for hubby side dish! thanks!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

This would be the main course for me -- who needs the steak?

dishesdone said...

Now I'm craving mashed potatoes! yours look amazing, Kevin!

Helene said...

I love potatoes any way. This looks so yummy Kevin.

Katie said...

Mashed potatoes (or any kind of potatoes) are one of my favorite things! This recipe looks great.

Mila said...

mmmmmmm you had me at potato....these looks awesome Kevin!

Pam said...

Now those are my kind of potatoes - they look terrific Kevin.

Sara said...

i'm sure 40 other people said this before me, but YES PLEASE!

Foodie to the core said...

Lovely recipe. An humble invite to visit my blog. I've been fan of your cooking.

Joanne said...

Potatoes and cheese...you can't go wrong with such a classic comfort food!

Jennifer said...

I love garlic with mashed potatoes. I hardly make them though yet its so easy!

I will have to put this on my menu soon!

Grace said...

interesting tidbit--i can't stand regular cheddar cheese, but i love white cheddar. odd, right? anyway, these are some stellar taters. :)

Katie said...

I think Mashed Potatoes are one of the best foods in the world and if you add cheese and garlic I'm in heaven.

Marysol said...

What's not to love about such a warm and satisfying side?
Btw, I also leave the skin on the potato. Only difference is I use roasted garlic in mashed potatoes, because it's milder in taste, not to mention, I live with a bunch of wimps.

Lo said...

Mashed potatoes are always a delight -- even plain. But, I love a load of garlic and a bit of cheese in mine. DELISH!

duodishes said...

Mashed potatoes just make you feel good. Especially with cheese. Love how you used white cheddar, which maintains the great color!

Jennifer said...

Nothing like butter and cream in your mashed potatoes-I try to keep it lower in fat sometimes (see my post) but as my husband says: sugar and fat, can't beat that!

Jeanne said...

Mmm, cheesy mashed potatoes! Who in their right mind would say no to that?? Delicious!

Deborah said...

I love potatoes any way, but they sound especially delicious with the white cheddar and garlic!

Bobby said...

mmm, white cheddar in mashed potatoes sounds great. I will have to try it sometime. I too mash my potatoes with the skins.

Not Another Omnivore said...

So good!

NAOmni

Zesty Cook said...

Oh WOW - these look high end Kevin. Nice Job

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I think i'll make these tonight with my fried chicken

Debbie said...

Those mashed potatoes look great!!! I am going to give these a try sometime soon!

Paula said...

Whoa! Potatoes? White Cheddar? Garlic? I'm so there! YUM!

Lisa said...

This sounds like a satisfying side dish. I do love white cheddar.

Ashasnana said...

love, love, love your blog! thank you for making meals something special for all of us!

Nirvana said...

these potatoes look sooooo good!

Kathleen said...

did I comment on this already?

I hope so.

how can this be bad? how I ask you?

this with your peppercorn steaks. uh huh.

primo baby primo!

tamilyn said...

I'll take a plate of those please!

Ricardo said...

great mashed potatoes, and the picture is really good, soon I'll be putting a classic on mine which has a nice mash too.. well done my friend :)

and_she_makes_four said...

Wowza, these look SOOOO good, will try next time I made steaks or grill chicken.

You're the best Kevin.

Jenifer
J&J Dish It Out

cometblond said...

Your blog is amazing! I made these potatoes for Thanksgiving last week, and they turned out perfectly. I used Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Yum - thanks so much!

Jay said...

I made these last week and was incredibly surprised at how the white cheddar flavor stood out without being overpowering!

www.jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com

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