Recipes Side Dishes Potatoes Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10

Mashed potatoes are anything but boring when seasoned with our mashed potato seasoning, a savory blend of Parmesan cheese, garlic and herbs. Using a potato ricer results in extra-fluffy mashed potatoes, while a potato masher allows you to make the dish with a heartier, rustic texture.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb. (2 kg) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch (5-cm) chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 10 Tbs. (1 1/4 sticks) (5 oz./155 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (65 g) Parmesan, garlic and herbs mashed potato seasoning
  • 1 2/3 cup (13 oz./410 ml) half-and-half, warmed
  • Fresh thyme leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Put the potatoes and 2 tsp. salt in a large pot, add water to cover the potatoes by 3 inches (7.5 cm) and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and gently cook the potatoes until they are tender when pierced with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well.

While the potatoes are cooking, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter and mashed potato seasoning. Heat until the butter melts and begins to foam. Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. 

Set a potato ricer over the pot and pass the potatoes through in batches. Alternatively, return the potatoes to the pot and mash them with a potato masher.

Stir the butter mixture into the potatoes, then slowly stir in the warm half-and-half. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a warmed serving dish and garnish with thyme. Serve immediately. Serves 10.

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