Recipe by Chef John
"Not only is this a delicious alternative to regular mashed potato recipes, but it's a very user-friendly way to serve your potato side dish. They're really decadent: not too rich, but just rich enough, and perfect for any special occasion."
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4 1/2 pounds
russet potatoes, peeled and halved lengthwise
mascarpone cheese at room temperature
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper, or to taste
butter, cut into chunks
My husband really enjoyed these, said they were his new fave!! I'd say that is a pretty positive review. I forgot to pick up mascarpone (but will in the future), so I used sour cream. Because this is something I would like to have more often than holidays, I cut the butter by more than half and still thought it had a nice rich flavor. We both enjoyed the light fluffy texture and I enjoyed being able to make it earlier in the day. Thanks, Chef John.
Mine came out pasty and a little runny, so I think I must have over-worked them. Had tried a new handheld immersion blender and whisker. The potatoes looked fine initally but once put in the oven to bake, became pasty and runny. The amount of liquid called for may also be too much.
Wow it is great!!!
Great idea to add mascarpone but doing so makes it more rich i would definitely cut the butter by half at least.
Easy. Mine seemed a bit salty, but I suspect I did something wrong along the way. Still, it was the dish that did not stretch to the day after Thanksgiving, my guests ate it up!
Made these for Thanksgiving and they were so good and so easy!! Used Yukon Gold potatoes (because had them already) and only used one stick of butter (instead of two) based on the other reviews. The dish far exceeded the effort and everyone loved it. I made this the night before, up until the point of cooking it - and just set it out about an hour before putting into the oven. I cooked it a total of 25 minutes (just because I got busy) and the extra time was fine. I used my convection oven and had planned to use the broiler to get the peaks to brown, but they browned on their own without the broiler. I didn't have an extra 9x11 dish so I used a Pyrex oblong glass dish that is approx. 8x11x2.5 and it worked perfect. This will be a go-to side for many occasions and potlucks to come!
This was a great family meal side dish!! Very creamy.
Easy and tasty.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 277
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