Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Recipe -
Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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"Beef up your mashed potatoes with evaporated milk and shredded cheddar cheese! Add green onion and crumbled bacon for an even heartier side dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. RETURN potatoes to saucepan; add evaporated milk and butter. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • NOTE: Chopped green onions, chopped parsley or cooked, crumbled bacon may be added to mashed potatoes.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 11, 2010

Easy, creamy, cheesy and delicious - a definite must try. I topped them off with some chopped green onion and extra shredded cheddar cheese. You can't get enough cheese, right? The only thing that might take this over the top and would be some crumbled bacon bits. Next time.....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2010

I really wasn't too impressed with the recipe as written. It really didn't have a lot of flavor, and I like my mashed potatoes to be packed with flavor. However, with a few additions, this recipe can be a three or four. I added more cheese than the recipe called for (approx. 1/4 - 1/2 cup additional) and added garlic powder to taste.


39 Ratings

Jan 30, 2003

I loved these. They were really easy and came out fluffy and delicious. MUST TRY. Add other things to add to taste like green onions and maybe some red peppers

Jul 23, 2003

Cheddar and potatoes go great together, these were delicious.

Sep 07, 2010

very very tasty. made it as described and it was so yummy. very easy to make. i used a masher on the potatoes prior to using a mixer as i felt the potatoes would mix easier if they were broken down a bit first. i can see how the suggestion of adding bacon would make it even better. i think this tasted best when eaten immediately. the next day leftovers just didn't quite have the same zing. i will definitely make these again in the future.

Jun 11, 2010

YUM. I used Cracker Barrel 2% sharp cheddar. I didn't add all the carnation milk, just added until it was the consistancy I wanted. There was just over a 1/4 c. left. Isn't evaporated milk the best? Is there nothing it CAN'T do?

Mar 16, 2003

I tasted the mashed potatoes before adding the cheddar cheese and I thought they were better without the cheese. Evaporated milk is a good idea for mashed potatoes, I will use that more often.

May 17, 2010

Great idea for a starter... I did add quiet a bit to this, 1. I added about 4oz. of French Onion dip rather than just plain sourcream to up the flavor, 2. I added a few dashes of dried thyme, parsley, and oregano, and also some garlic salt. 3. Store bought "real bacon" bits worked great. Everyone enjoyed these and we will probably be heating the leftovers up tomorrow!!!!! Thanks for the great starter recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 216 mg
  • 9%

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

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