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Bowl of Cheesy Mashed Potatoes in a white bowl that is sitting on a platter and chopped chive sprinkled all over.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Easy, cheesy, and delicious! This Cheesy Mashed Potato recipe is a wonderful side dish that has all the comfort of traditional mashed potatoes, but the rich flavors that cheese can bring. Give this tasty side dish a try!



  • 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1-inch
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded + 1 ounce to top and garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chives, chopped for garnish (optional)
  • Bacon Bits (optional) 


  1. Rinse potatoes well to remove starch and then add to large pot of salted, lightly boiling water
  2. Cook over medium until tender
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan on medium-low
  4. Add milk to butter and stir. Heat until warm.
  5. Add cream cheese and stir until melted in and hot.
  6. Add cheddar and stir until melted in and hot.
  7. Remove from heat once all is melted
  8. Once potatoes are tender, remove and rice or mash into a large bowl
  9. Fold sauce into potatoes.
  10. Garnish, and serve 


  • Cool ingredients is one enemy of fluffy mashed potatoes. Make sure your cheese sauce is warm before mixing with the potatoes.
  • Rinse your potatoes well before cooking to wike away starch.
  • Use a potato ricer for best results, but a hand masher works well, as well
  • You could use other melty cheeses like swiss, mozzarella, or even provolone.

Keywords: Cheesy Mashed Potatoes