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Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 Idaho (baking) potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (20 g) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) half cream and half milk
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or more, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste


  • Boil or steam the potatoes until they are tender. As soon as they are done, peel and mash them, preferably in a ricer.
  • Mix in the butter with a fork.
  • Heat the half and half until bubbles begin to form around the edges, then add it to the potatoes, mixing well.
  • Mix in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt and white pepper.
  • Serve at once or transfer to a buttered casserole, dust with additional cheese, and reheat for 15 minutes in a 350 F (180 C) oven.