Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Where I come from we ate a lot of potatoes. High school kids even had a two-week break during the fall so that we could help with the spud harvest.

(Picture from 104.3 Wow Country)

If you picked 100 sacks a day you made good money. When my mother got older I went back home for a week at a time to take care of her. There was not a day that went by that she did not have potatoes of some kind.

I have made lots of potato dishes through the years and these Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are a great way to make mashed potatoes.

It’s a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas Dinner, or even a regular Sunday family dinner.

This is the ultimate comfort food – creamy and cheesy and so Delicious! Please Don’t lose this recipe!

Why serve ordinary spuds when you can whip up these fluffy, cheesy mashed potatoes in no time?

This easy recipe can be made in the comfort of your own home. It will become a family favorite! 


  • Potatoes 
  • Butter
  • Milk 
  • Cheese 
  • Seasoning 

Let me share the TOP 3 POTATOES we like for Cheesy Mashed Potatoes……

When making mashed potatoes Yukon Gold is a nice and starchy potato and gets really fluffy. Russets or Idaho potatoes are also a good choice but stay away from waxy potatoes like red-skinned or fingerlings.

Mashed potatoes are a great side dish and go with lots of meals from everyday dinners to your  Thanksgiving table!

This recipe is perfect for meal prep during a busy week! These mashed potatoes are unbelievably creamy and flavorful. Another way to eat them instead of a side dish is to top them with chicken nuggets, come corn and gravy for a YUMMY mashed potato bowl.

Let’s start peeling potatoes and make a bowl of these delicious Cheesy Mashed Potatoes….

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese


  • Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat cream, butter and salt until butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain potatoes; return to pot. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream mixture. Stir in cheese.
  • Finally, serve warm and enjoy!
  • Adapted from Taste Of Home.
Keyword cheddar mashed potatoes