Mashed Potatoes are a wonderful compliment to a variety of dishes and an excellent choice for any holiday side. This savory side is a family favorite and I would love to share my recipe with you!
8 small potatoes
1/2 can 2% evaporated milk (add more if needed)
1/3 cup of butter (I use smart balance light butter w/flax)
1/2 cup of mild cheddar (I use red wax mild cheddar)
1 tsp garlic & herb seasoning
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 TBS fresh chopped chives
If you are feeling extra naughty, you can always replace milk with heavy whipping cream and use real butter! Yes, sometimes I am naughty :)
Peel and rinse potatoes. If your potatoes are not the same size when peeling, cut them until they are approximately the same size so they all cook evenly.
In a large stock pot boil enough water to cover the potatoes. Gently boil potatoes until you are able to poke a fork through them. Then drain potatoes in a colander.
Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl and add butter, cheese, garlic and herb, salt, pepper, and chives. With a potato masher, mash potatoes while slowly pouring in the milk. Add a little milk at a time. You may need more or less depending on the size of your potatoes. If you have larger potatoes you may need to add a bit more milk, butter, cheese, and seasonings.
Tip- Ever wonder how many potatoes to fix for your family or guests? Peel approximately one potato per person and you should always have enough potatoes for your dinner! I usually add a few extra potatoes for people who want seconds or leftovers!