Cheesy Mashed Potatoes With A Crispy Top

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Fluffy, cheesy mashed potatoes with a smooth texture yet a crispy, cheesy top with little effort needed for a change with this classic side dish.

cheesy mashed potatoes

When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can rival the creamy deliciousness of mashed potatoes. But what if we told you there’s a way to elevate this classic dish to a whole new level of ultimate indulgence? Enter: cheesy mashed potatoes. These gooey, cheesy spuds are a game-changer, combining the comforting familiarity of mashed potatoes with the irresistible allure of melted cheese.

Imagine digging your fork into a piping hot mound of mashed potatoes, only to discover a luscious, gooey center of melted cheese. Each bite is a textural delight, with the creaminess of the potatoes perfectly complemented by the stretchy, melty cheese and a crispy top from baking.

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your Sunday roast or simply craving something cozy on a chilly evening, cheesy mashed potatoes are the answer. They’re versatile, customizable, and guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

How To Make Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients needed

  • Potatoes
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sharp cheddar cheese

Helpful tip before starting the recipe

Use cheese from the block with the parmesan and cheddar cheese. Treat this as you would a mac and cheese recipe.

cheesy mashed potatoes

Making cheesy mashed potatoes

  1. First, boil potatoes until soft. This will vary in time due to many factors but you should be able to easily pierce them when they are ready.
  2. While potatoes are boiling prep the other ingredients. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. When the potatoes are don’t be sure to remove any skin. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes with the butter, sour cream and cream cheese.
  4. Once those are mixed in then fold in the parmesan and sharp cheddar cheese. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Then transfer to a baking dish and bake for 35 minutes. The top should look a little golden but the potatoes on the top will for a crust.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use any type of potatoes?

Technically yes, but I recommend using russet for this cheesy mashed potatoes recipe. The russet have more starch in them and they will hold up nicely when baked.

Do I need to use the skin in this recipe?

It’s not normal to use skin in mashed potatoes but it is a thing people do. In this recipe I like the texture somewhat smooth and the skin disrupts that.

What to serve with cheesy mashed potatoes?

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cheesy mashed potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy, cheesy mashed potatoes with a smooth texture yet a crispy, cheesy top with little effort needed for an amazing side dish.
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9 serving

Equipment

  • 9 inch baking dish (round or square)

Ingredients
 

  • 4 pound russet potatoes
  • 6 ounce cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 tablespoon butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounce parmesan, grated
  • 8 ounce block of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, boil potatoes until soft. This will vary in time due to many factors but you should be able to easily pierce them when they are ready.
  • While potatoes are boiling prep the other ingredients. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • When the potatoes are don't be sure to remove any skin. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes with the butter, sour cream and cream cheese.
  • Once those are mixed in then fold in the parmesan and sharp cheddar cheese. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Then transfer to a baking dish and bake for 35 minutes. The top should look a little golden but the potatoes on the top will for a crust.
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