White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Yield:   8-10 servings
Cook Time:   45 minutes
Tips:   If made in advance, may be reheated in oven at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or in microwave (times vary in microwave, depending on how much mashed potatoes are being reheated). When heating in conventional oven, cover potatoes with aluminum foil. To brown top of potatoes, remove aluminum foil one-half way through heating time.)
Suggestion:   Delicious served as a side dish with any meat, fish or chicken main dish.
  • 3 pounds medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 lb. white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, heated to warm
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Fill enough water in a large pot to cover about 1 inch above quartered potatoes. Salt water and bring to a boil, then add potatoes and cook until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain potatoes in a colander, then carefully pour into an electric mixer bowl. Install a wire whisk attachment, then beat potatoes at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, stopping once to scrape sides and bottom of bowl using a rubber spatula.

To electric mixer bowl add grated cheese and sprinkle in baking
powder, salt, pepper, cayenne and nutmeg. Beat again for about 1 minute, then add butter and cream and mix again at a slow speed. Once ingredients are mixed in, Increase speed to medium and slowly add beaten eggs. Stop mixer once to scrape sides and bottom of mixer bowl with rubber spatula to incorporate all ingredients. Beat again at medium-high speed until mixture becomes smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes).

Serve immediately. (Alternatively, transfer mashed potatoes to a 2-quart baking dish, cover with aluminum foil and let stand at room temperature. Reheat for 30 to 40 minutes at 350°F or until thoroughly heated. Stir potatoes just before serving. (Tip: If you want the top of the potatoes browned, remove aluminum foil halfway through baking time and do not stir before serving.)