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5 from 2 votes

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes are taken to the next level of delicious with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar,, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 252 kcal
Author Amy D.


  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set out the half and half, butter, and cheese to come to room temperature.
  3. Place the potatoes in a large pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 15- 20 minutes or until your potatoes will gently slide off a fork when pierced.
  4. Drain completely.
  5. Using a potato masher or a mixer, mash the potatoes until they are smooth and no lumps remain. Stir in the cream, butter, 2/3 cups cheese, garlic salt and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Spoon into a oven proof serving dish. Dot the top with a few tiny pats of butter and sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup cheese over the top of the potatoes. Stir in so that a thin layer of potatoes covers the cheese and butter. Heat in the oven for 10 minutes or until the hidden cheese and butter have melted.