Cheesy Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

There are many different ways to make mashed potatoes, today I went with a cheesy cheddar version.  These are great when making something without gravy or in place of a scalloped or augratin style potato.  We were having ham for dinner so this made a quick side dish to go along with. I find when I make my potatoes they cool a bit when mashing so you may need to warm these up a bit before serving.  Normally I would place them in a casserole and bake for about 20 minutes while dinner finishes up but today I was in a hurry so after mashing I microwaved them for about 2 minutes to bring the temperature back up.  Either technique works well so go with which ever works best for your time frame.

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

  • 2 pounds red potatoes diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Cook potatoes and garlic until tender ~ about 15 minutes for small dice.  Drain potatoes well and begin mashing with butter, salt and pepper.  Add about 1/2 cup of the heavy cream.  Mash in sour cream and cheddar cheese.  Check consistency and add remaining cream if needed.  Place mashed potatoes in buttered casserole and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees if desired.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

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