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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This easy cheesy mashed potatoes recipe makes a perfect side dish for any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 111kcal


  • 3 lbs potatoes washed peeled then cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • cup mature cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped spring onion - optional
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped parsley - optional


  • Add the chopped potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Keep adding the cold water to the pan until the potatoes are covered by at least an inch.
  • Then add a half teaspoon of salt to the water.
  • Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce to a medium simmer and half cover with a lid.
  • Cook until the potatoes are tender for approximately 20 minutes; drain the potatoes in a colander and return them to the saucepan.
  • In a separate saucepan, heat the milk.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until they are smooth.
  • Add the butter and the milk to the potatoes and stir vigorously.
  • Stir in the cheese and keep stirring until the cheese has been incorporated.
  • Then season with salt and black pepper.
  • Although this step is completely optional, garnishing with spring onion and parsley will give a burst of flavor.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg