White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes are a must at any dinner! To start, classic mashed potatoes are amazing on their but having fun with a classic dish will take it to new levels. I love adding a tiny bit of sour cream and white cheddar cheese to my mashed potatoes. This leaves me with mashed potatoes that flavorful, creamy, and perfectly cheesy. The great thing about this dish is that picky eaters will also love this dish!
When it comes to mashed potatoes, there are honestly no rules. Wait, what? Hear me out… mashed potatoes are a very personal thing. You have some that love their mashed potatoes clumpy and others who like it completely smooth with no lumps at all. Then you have those who love a silky smooth mashed potato while others like it on the drier sider. I personally love a mashed potato that creamy yet stiff and not loaded with butter where all you end up tasting is the butter! I also love mashed potatoes that have been seasoned to perfection! Too many times have I had bland mashed potatoes! The secret is to begin seasoning them at the very beginning when you start boiling them! It’s the same rule and trick as with pasta!
Now speaking of secrets… I have a few simple tricks and tips that will elevate your favorite Mashed Potatoes, regardless of the recipe!
Tip #1: When making mashed potatoes, opt for Golden Potatoes. They’re creamier than White Idaho Potatoes and Golden Potatoes also hold their shape a little better. Not to mention, they have a subtly sweet flavor undertone that makes it pair nicely with so many other ingredients!
Tip #2: While you’re peeling your potatoes, have a bowl of cold water handy. As soon as you finish peeling the potatoes, add the potatoes to the bowl to keep it from oxidizing! This will help the potatoes keep their color and prevent them from turning brown.
Tip #3: Feel free to generously salt your potatoes when you begin to boil them. Similar to pasta, it’s best to begin seasoning your potatoes at the very beginning
Tip#4: When you’re mashing your mashed potatoes, I find it best to use room temperature butter, cheese, and warm milk. This melts everything into the mashed potatoes! You also want to mash your potatoes on the stove on the lowest heat. This will help the potatoes keep their temperature and stop them from cooling down.
Tip #5: If you’re making your mashed potatoes ahead of time and you’re worried that they may dry out, add extra milk or cream. As you warm up the mashed potatoes, the extra cream will keep them from becoming to dry.
Are you hungry yet? Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel: Chef Zee Cooks where I show you how to make these Creamy White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes.
And now for the recipe…
- 2 ½ lbs Golden Potatoes
- ½ Cup Warm Milk
- 1 cup Grated White Cheddar Cheese
- 3-4 tbs Unsalted Butter
- 2 tbs Sour Cream
- 1 Garlic Clove Grated *Optional
- Chives for Garnish
- Salt to Taste
- Pepper to Taste