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.
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.
This was a great family meal side dish!! Very creamy.
Easy and tasty.
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.
* 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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