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fancy mashed potatoes

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Debbie Sue
Southwest, FL

These potatoes are so delicious! They really taste like you fussed too. I've been known to make my mashed potatoes early in the day, to make things easier prior to baking. This is a great dish to serve during the holidays. So easy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These mashed potatoes are going to be a fabulous addition to your holiday table. Adding a couple of simple ingredients to your regular mashed potatoes creates a remarkable side dish. Heavy cream melts into the potatoes making them rich and silky. There's nothing better than cheese with potatoes. Swiss cheese folded in makes these nice and cheesy. The fat from the cream and cheese penetrates the potatoes giving them a silky texture. Baked until golden brown, these fancy mashed potatoes are delish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 4 to 5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fancy mashed potatoes

  • 3 to 4 c
    prepared, mashed potatoes (on the thicker side)
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated Swiss cheese (or Parmesan cheese is wonderful too)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

How To Make fancy mashed potatoes

Test Kitchen Tips
When preparing your mashed potatoes for this recipe, make sure they are on the thicker side. The cream adds a lot of moisture to the mashed potatoes so it's important that they are prepared thick.
  • Buttering a baking dish.
    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1 1/2 quart size baking dish. Sometimes I like to use a deep pie plate depending on the quantity of potatoes.
  • Mashed potatoes added to the baking dish.
    Spread your prepared mashed potatoes in the buttered dish.
  • Cream whipped until stiff.
    In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff.
  • Folding in Swiss cheese.
    Fold in the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cream and cheese mixture spread over prepared potatoes.
    Spread over the potatoes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
  • Baked mashed potatoes cooling on a wire rack.
    This is a treat. Enjoy!!!