Intolerent or allergic to dairy? Avert your eyes, or better yet go look at yesterday’s delicious Crispy Cracklin’ Pork Shoulder! These are the richest mashed potatoes with five kinds of dairy including Parmesan Cheese, butter, milk, sour cream and cream cheese! They are tangy, cheesy, rich and creamy with a deliciousy crisp crust out of the oven. And here is a sneak peek to tomorrow’s post where they are topped with a crazy delicious Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco. These mashed potatoes are pretty much the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made outside of my buttery classic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes that are just so deliciously simple they make me smile just thinking about them. With five kinds of dairy these are definitely not of the “simple, classic” variety, but they are of the “what the heck are in these?! THIS IS AMAZING!” variety. And once they come out of the oven with that buttery crispy top, you’ll want to sit down at the table with the skillet in front of you and horde them all for yourself.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the Potatoes to a large pot with cold water covering the potatoes by at least 1 inch. Add 1 teaspoon of the Salt and bring to a boil.Reduce the heat to medium and cook, partially covered until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. The water out of the pan, keep the potatoes in. Mash the potatoes with a potatoes masher. Add the butter, cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.
Mash together and add in the milk until incorporated and the Potatoes are fluffy and light. Add in ½ teaspoon Salt, or more to taste, and the Pepper and the Nutmeg.
Butter an 8×8-inch baking dish or a cast iron skillet. Spoon the potatoes in and use a small spatula or fork to create peaks on the surface to aid browning. Dot remaining tablespoon of Butter over the potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cut into pieces, softened)
- 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk (warmed)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- pinch of nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Add the Potatoes to a large pot with cold water covering the potatoes by at least 1 inch.
- Add 1 teaspoon of the salt and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium and cook, partially covered until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
- The water out of the pan, keep the potatoes in.
- Mash the potatoes with a potatoes masher.
- Add the butter, cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.
- Mash together and add in the milk until incorporated and the Potatoes are fluffy and light.
- Add in ½ teaspoon Salt, or more to taste, and the Pepper and the Nutmeg.
- Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish or a cast iron skillet.
- Spoon the potatoes in and use a small spatula or fork to create peaks on the surface to aid browning.
- Dot remaining tablespoon of Butter over the potatoes.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
I’ve made these potatoes twice in the last month and the second time I minced up about 5 cloves of garlic that I sauteed in the butter that gets mashed into the potatoes. Holy garlicky amazingness. YES! Make it once the normal way, make it a second time kicked up with garlic. Then hurry back here and tell me which one you loved more!
Made this the other night with the chicken thigh osso bucco and there were delicious. Going to make them tonight with Julia Child’s Beef Bourginon.
A question about this delicious looking potato dish. Does it do well if refrigerated for a few hours between assembling and baking or should it be baked right away? Thank you.
You can absolutely prep ahead of time and then bake to make dinner time a breeze.
Has anyone “actually” made this recipe???? So many ratings (untested)??
I’m going to make this with Cauliflower instead of potatoes! Anybody else try that option?
Thank you so much for this recipe, I am going to make it and I just know that I will love it. Do you know what kind of wine would go well with this dish? 🙂
We usually drink Chardonnay 🙂
These are more than amazing. Have made several times and everytime they are delish! Thanks!
Thanks for coming back to let me know about it! I’m really clad you enjoy the recipe so much!
Love this! Two of my favorite things cheese and potatoes. Must try this asap!
I hope you love it!
OMG! I so want these mashed potatoes. They look so good. My mouth is watering.
These look incredible! I’ve always wanted a little crunch/crisp in my mashed potatoes and now I know how. Thanks Sabrina!
Oh yes, the crunchy top layer is THE BEST!
We love mash potato’s in this house, every single one of us! These look so good!
These look amazing! I can’t wait to try to make them.
perfect comfort food
These are the best looking mashed potatoes I have ever seen! Delicious! We love our potatoes.
Cheesy mashed potatoes are the best! I am saving this for later.
Hope you enjoy them Elizabeth!
Oh, deliciousness! This looks like a great dish and I would sure love to try it!
These look so creamy and delicious! Pinning to try them later!
Awesome! Thanks for the pin!
It looks absolutely delicious! I love the idea of adding the garlic too!
Those potatoes do sound delicious. I love the cheese that’s in it. I haven’t had mashed in awhile, I’m overdue.
I haven’t added cream cheese and sour cream to my potatoes before! Maybe that’s what’s missing. These look amazing
I love them the normal butter and milk way too, but this is a great option for a new flavor. 🙂
Oh gosh! Look amazing. My husband and kiddo would want to eat this every day!
You always have such good suggestions of things to make and I like that they are usually pretty easy. Will be trying this one soon. Thanks!
I definitely think that the garlic would put this WAY over the top, and ours is almost ready to harvest! Thanks for sharing your brilliance.
You’re so sweet Wendy!
Those look so yummy! I’m pinning!
Thanks for the pin Krista!
Yum these look great. I am not a potato girl but my kids love it, so this is something I could try for them!
Yeah my oldest is a picky eater but the plate was scraped clean!
Yum! We absolutely love mashed potatoes, and these look delicious. I’ve pinned to try myself.
Thanks for the pin Susanna!
This is my favorite comfort food. Your cheesy version puts it over the top! I’m thinking that this has to be on the menu tonight.
I think it does too 😉
wow this looks and sound amazing. i love all the cheese. great recipe.
Cream cheese??? Sour Cream???? Cheese???? I’m sold.
Hahaha, I know right? That was what I was thinking while watching them make it!
My husband is a huge potatoes fan. This would a dish he would love, going to have to try it out.
Oh my, this looks so amazing! My mouth is literally watering at the thought of a taste. I love mashed potatoes but these are a whole other level!
I will most certainly have to get my hubby to make me these! They look so so delicious!
These look so delicious. I wish i could taste them right now. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. I am sure they are going to be a huge hit.
Thanks Tammy, I hope you love them!
I’m seriously salivating over here. Best comfort food ever? Looks like YES!
This entire meal looks soooo amazing. It’s like the ultimate rich comfort foods all in one place. YUM!
You had me at potatoes 🙂 These look fabulous!
That looks so good. I just have to have that.
Drooling! These look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
I need to stop surfing when I have skipped a meal, I haven’t had dinner yet, and this is definitely making me hungry! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I know have all those ingredients, I need to get on that STAT! 🙂
I’m so guilty of doing this too!
This looks amazing! My family would gobble this right up!
These mashed potatoes look delicious! I love the added cheese!
These look so mouth wateringly delicious. I am gong to give them a try this weekend.
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods. This is a new way to make them and I can’t wait to give it a try.
I mean, warm melty carbs, they’re one of my favorites too!
These look incredible. This is true comfort food and I love it.
Oh my, those look AMAZING! I’ve pinned this so I can remember to make it sometime soon.
Thanks for the pin Aliza!!
I think I just died and went to heaven! These look so delicious!!!
Haha, thanks Jennifer!
I think that my husband will love these. Any idea what may happen though if I left the sour cream out? He is not a big fan of that.
You could do yogurt? Possibly use the second half of the cream cheese and about 2 tablespoons more milk? or just do another 1/4 cup milk. The consistency of the sour cream does help the potatoes loosen up a bit so you will need a bit more of something else 🙂
These look amazing!!
Oh my gosh these look so delish! I love this side dish makeover and the meal above looks great! Feed me!
Haha thanks Amy!
I love mashed potatoes and my mom eats potatoes pretty much every night lol! I will have to make this at our next dinner together!!
Let me know what you think!
I could live off mashed potatoes! Yum!
If I had a great ribeye beside it I could eat that meal every day too!
I swear, I am addicted to potatoes. Whether it’s a baked potato, fries, or mashed potatoes, I’m always looking for ways to reinvent flavor and this looks delicious. I must try it!
Me too. When I was pregnant all I craved was POTATOES!…ok ok potatoes and In n Out. But still.
I can’t wait to make these! I always buy Yukon Gold potatoes. It was meant to be!
These look easy and delicious!! My family would love them!
These look absolutely delicious. We have always loved cheesy mashed potatoes!
I was already hungry, but now I know I NEED these. I’m going to try this recipe over the weekend!!
Uh oh! You made the same mistake I make way too often. Looking at food pictures while hungry! Haha.
Considering that cheese and mashed potatoes are two of my desert island foods, I can live happily ever enter with this version of the two! Delish!
Hahaha potatoes are totally one of mine too!
I’m going to have to try this! I love that you used unsalted butter, because you are adding Kosher salt. I never thought about it, but that might be why mine always turn out a little over salted. Thanks for the tip!
Yes! always unsalted. I can always add salt in, not so easy to mute it later.
Mashed potatoes are my favorite. These sound awesome.
Oh, I wish that I could dig right in!! I love using cream cheese in our mashed potatoes too!
It is just such a great add in! I ate way too much before even serving it up for dinner!
OH wow these look SO good! I have a lot of potatoes for some reason right now, I am totally going to try this!
Hope you love them Jeanette!
I need this in my belly immediately! I LOVE cheesy mashed potatoes.
Haha me too!
That is INCREDIBLE! I have no idea where you live, but invite me to dinner!
You’re welcome anytime! California, btw 🙂
i sure hope its northern california. can’t wait to try this sometimes this week with your chicken recipe
Hope you love both of them!