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!


  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 :)

    Katie {Epicurean Mom}

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

  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 addition that I tend to forget about.

    Have a great weekend!

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

  5. Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes?? Brillant :)

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


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