Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone
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Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone

This recipe of Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone will transform your mashed potatoes from ordinary to out of this world. A match made in heaven; but don't be fooled it is still a side dish, not a main dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Potatoes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1.5 - 2 pounds russet potatoes peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk lukewarm
  • 3-4 tablespoons mascarpone
  • salt and pepper
  • nutmeg

Instructions

  • Cut the peeled potatoes in quarts or smaller. Cook until a knife easily goes through the potato. This is approx. 30 minutes, but may take longer, depending on the size of your potato chunks.
  • When the potatoes are ready, drain them in a colander.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the ricer and keep that tool above the pot in which you cooked the potatoes.
  • Add the milk and mascarpone and mix with a spoon. Allow the potatoes to absorb the liquid.
  • Taste and season with salt and as needed. Add some nutmeg if you like.
  • Spoon the mashed potatoes in a serving dish and top with optional garnishes, such as a dollop of mascarpone, freshly ground black pepper or some chopped chives.