Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes will make you want to melt.

This year for Christmas I made the most delicious braised short ribs, and what better to sit beneath my savory delicious red wine braised beef than a sea of creamy mashed potatoes?  The addition of Mascarpone Cheese was a last minute idea I am so glad we splurged for.  These potatoes are practically perfect and a divine side dish for just about anything, do try them!


Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes


8 large russet potatoes peeled & chopped into larger chunks
1 large container of Mascarpone cheese
1 cup half & half
1/2 cup milk
2 sticks of unsalted butter
salt & pepper to taste

Fill a large pot with the chopped potatoes, cold water and a good amount of sea salt.  Bring to a boil & cook the potatoes until they are fork tender.  In a separate pot warm the milk as well as the half & half and 1 stick of butter.

When the potatoes are done drain well and put back into the pot with the warm milk & butter mixture.  Smash with a potato masher to get the potatoes going and add in a bit of salt & pepper after tasting a potato for seasoning.  Add in the mascarpone cheese and using a hand mixer blend together on low slowly adding the last stick of butter a few Tbs at a time until everything is mixed well & creamy, do not over mix.

Keep warm in a double boiler until ready to serve & add a bit more milk if they seem thick and need a bit more moisture.  These potatoes are absolutely delicious, but please feel free to share a link to your favorite mashed potato recipe!

Comments

  1. So glad you found me gina! I often use sour cream in mashed pot but never have I thought of Mascarpone Cheese! What a great idea! Definitely trying that next go around :)

    xx
    Katie {Epicurean Mom}

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  2. Wow - those ARE divine!!! Delicious.

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  3. Hi Gina, Thanks for finding me on FB and I'm lovin what I've explored of you site so far.

    Great little recipe for Mascarpone mashed potatoes...an addition that I tend to forget about.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I've never heard of Mascarpone cheese, I bet it's good,. Yummy!

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  5. Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes?? Brillant :)

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  6. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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