I love mashed potatoes, and the key to a delicious one is a combination of cream, cheese, shallots and green onions. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than making delicious Creamy Mashed Potatoes.

_ Ingredients:

  • 3Lbs of Potatoes
  • 8 cups of water
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ½  cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup of onion
  • 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 3 big cloves of shallots (if you don’t have shallots, you can replace with Garlic)
  • Green Onions
  • Seasoning: cayenne pepper, salt and Herbs


Peel the potatoes and cut them in big dices. In a big pot, pour 8 cups of water, add the diced potatoes, and let it cook until the potatoes are soft. Use a fork to see when they are ready. It should take approximately 15-20minutes.

Slice the onion and shallot. In a medium saucepan coated with olive oil, cook both onion and shallot until the onion is transparent.

When the potatoes are ready, drain them. Add ½ stick of butter in the big pot, and add back the potatoes. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes. Add ½ cup of heavy whipping cream. Your mashed potatoes should now become very creamy, smooth and…delicious. Add the shredded cheese. And finally, add the onion/shallot mix. Stir with a spoon. Add seasoning.

_ Just before you are ready to serve, add the sliced green onion.

It is ready…and yummy!



11/23/2012 12:49pm

Oh YUM....love creamy taters with onions. These look and sound fabulous.

Gary Z
11/25/2012 11:09am

I don't have a ricer. I used some russets and golds recently, and after cooking I rubbed them through the finest holes of the cheese grater. I warmed whole milk and butter in the pot and then added the potatoes to mix in. They were so gummy and terrible. A masher can't really smooth the mixture and I am skeptical that your method, except for there being cream, results in a truly creamy consistency...........

Crepes Suzettes
11/25/2012 2:07pm

I think that is your problem right there. If you can grate your potatoes through a cheese grater, then your potatoes must be pretty gummy to start with or you did not cook them long enough. You should be able to even mash them with a fork before adding anything. The masher just makes it faster. The potatoes should be fluffy and you would not be able to grate them on a cheese grater.

Gary Z
11/26/2012 10:11am

But my potatoes were cooked. And since the holes of a cheese grater are just as tiny as the holes in a ricer, a cooked potato rubbed through a cheese grater should produce the same results. It's not like I've never made mashed potatoes before! 15-20 minutes in boiling water to fork soft. Oh well, thanks.

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