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Mascarpone mashed potatoes are creamy, smooth, and comforting. Classic mashed potatoes are given a twist resulting in a super silky and rich mash. | aheadofthyme.com

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Mascarpone mashed potatoes are creamy, smooth, and comforting. Classic mashed potatoes are given a twist resulting in a super silky and rich mash.


Ingredients

Units
  • 3 lbs. yukon gold or russet potatoes (approximately 4-5 large potatoes), peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup (or 4 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • fresh chives, finely chopped (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water to cover potatoes by about an inch. Heat over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are soft when you insert a fork.
  2. Drain potatoes and place back in the pot. Use a potato masher (or a fork) to mash the potatoes.
  3. Add in the butter and mascarpone cheese and use an electric hand mixer to mix until melted and incorporated  into the potatoes.
  4. Slowly add in the cream and continue to whisk with the electric mixer. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish, garnish with chives and extra butter, and serve warm.

Notes

How to store: Leftover mascarpone mashed potatoes can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container.

How to reheat: For easy reheating, pop a portion of your mascarpone mashed potatoes in a covered microwave-safe container. Then, reheat on a low or medium setting in 20 to 40-second intervals, mixing in between. For an even better side, consider baking your mascarpone mashed potatoes in a ramekin with some Parmesan on top in a 400F preheated oven for 10-20 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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