How to make mashed potato with cheese

How to make mashed potato with cheese
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Prep time: 7 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

How to make mashed potato with cheese

If there’s one staple food that is generally enjoyed everyday around the world, it’s got to be the one and only potatoes! Today we are going to show how to make the mashed potato with cheese. With out a doubt it will be a recipe to remember because it is simply so tasty!

One of the reasons why people like potatoes is because of its versatility. If you think about it there is a dish for every single season and various different styles that potatoes can be eaten. Such as, mashed, in a salad, with a pie, baked, fried, and many more….

Did you know that the average person eats about 421 grams of potatoes a week?

A lot huh!?

Not only can potatoes be eaten all year round, they can also be grown all year round too .

Today we’re going to talk about how to make mashed potato!

Whether you eat it with sausages or have it with a stew, it will certainly fill you up and give you that homely and comfort food feeling.

As simple as it is, mashed potatoes can be tricky to get right based on various different factors such as:

  • Not adding enough flavour to the potatoes
  • Potatoes being lumpy
  • Not using the correct potatoes

There is lots of information these days on the first two points but what is not necessarily discussed in great length are the types of potatoes to use for different meals. So, we’re going to shortly delve into what potatoes you should use when making mash.


Which potato is good for mashed potato recipe?

Every country will have different types of potatoes but just to give an example . In the UK alone, there are over 80 types of potatoes which are grown and can be found in various supermarkets around the country.

That’s a huge range of potatoes! Which can explain why it can make it confusing to

choose the right potatoes for mashing.

So here’s a simple guide for finding the right potatoes.

Simply put when it comes to finding the right potatoes for mashing, you need to be using potatoes that contain the highest amount of starch.

Why?

As this will allow the potatoes to easily fall apart when cooking which is exactly what you want when mashing potatoes.

So, Which potato is good for mashed potato recipe?

The best potatoes for mashing that can easily be sourced are Maris Piper, King Edward or Desiree (depending on where you live these could be called something else). The effect of boiling these potatoes will make them crumble, which you wouldn’t get with some of the other less starchy potatoes. 

You might be asking why we are sharing a mashed potato recipe which most people know and love how to cook?

Well my dear friends, here at Simple Yummies we do like making food that is simple, but we also like to add a good punch to our food and this potato recipe does exactly that!

We all know that cheese, particularly Parmesan and cheddar are great ingredients for enhancing a mash!

But have you ever thought about trying a blue cheese?

If your answer is no, then I suggest you keep reading and try this recipe as soon as possible… You’re going to love it! 

The blue cheese that we have used in this recipe is Saint Agur but it should work just as well with any other soft blue cheese that you can find. The taste of the blue cheese provides a tangy and creamy texture to the mashed potato and when eaten with some kind of stew – oh my gosh…delicious!


How to make mashed potato with cheese

HOW TO MAKE MASHED POTATO WITH CHEESE

Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 8 – 10 Medium potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/4 cup Hot Milk
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup  Saint Agur Blue Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Add water and salt to saucepan and bring to boil.
  • Peel and slice potatoes into quarters and then place into the boiling saucepan insuring all the potatoes are covered. Allow potatoes to simmer for about 7 to 10 minutes until you can easily push a knife through the potatoes.
  • Drain the potatoes and set aside to cool for about two minutes before returning the potatoes back into the saucepan . Then add milk and butter.
  • Using a strong potato masher, mash the potatoes until the texture is nearly smooth. Then add salt, mixed herbs, garlic granules, parmesan cheese and soft blue cheese.
  • Taste your potatoes and add any additional milk for creamier taste or add additional seasoning as required.
  • For a crispy top, put the mash in the oven for about 5 mins before serving -this step is optional.
Keyword Mash Potato, Potato

There you have it! How to make mashed potato with cheese and not just cheese…Blue Cheese! It’s such a nice way to jazz up a simple dish that will go well with anything.

Enjoy!




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