Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
Who doesn’t love fluffy, homemade mashed potatoes? Make them even better with sharp cheddar cheese. To get them really creamy, my mother's secret was to add whipping cream instead of half-and-half. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat cream, butter and salt until butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain potatoes; return to pot. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream mixture. Stir in cheese.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 348 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.