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Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
See how to make amazing make-ahead mashers with mascarpone cheese. See more
  • READY IN 55 mins

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

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"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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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch dish Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Place potato halves into a large pot of salted water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until very tender, about 15 minutes. A knife should pierce the middle of a potato half easily. Transfer potatoes to a colander and drain thoroughly, about 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Whisk mascarpone cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir egg yolk and milk into mascarpone cheese, whisking until smooth; season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Transfer potatoes to a separate large mixing bowl, add butter chunks to potatoes, and season with salt and black pepper. Mash butter into potatoes with a potato masher until fluffy; a few lumps are okay. Whisk mascarpone mixture into mashed potatoes.
  5. Spread mashed potatoes into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Smooth the top and use the tip of a spatula to lightly press the potatoes and lift up to create little peaks and valleys in the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are heated through and top is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Chef's Notes:
  • You can make this ahead anytime during the day you plan to serve the potatoes. Just bake a little longer.
  • For more color on top, you can broil the potatoes if desired.
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Apr 08, 2014

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.

 
Oct 21, 2013

Wow it is great!!!

 

9 Ratings

Oct 13, 2013

Great idea to add mascarpone but doing so makes it more rich i would definitely cut the butter by half at least.

 
Aug 11, 2014

This was a great family meal side dish!! Very creamy.

 
Jan 01, 2014

Easy and tasty.

 
Dec 30, 2013

Excellent! A great way to include a traditional and expected food in a holiday meal, but makes the flavor more interesting and can be made ahead of time. Definitely a winner.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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