Chef Cynthia

Recipes from Cynthia Stephens


Smoked Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Smoked cheddar cheese adds flavor to these delicious mashed potatoes. Make these smoked cheddar mashed potatoes for a special dinner or holiday meal.


  • 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, ot to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley or chives, optional



Put potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and boil for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Mash the potatoes with the shredded cheese.

Warm the milk with butter in a saucepan or in the microwave. Add to the potatoes along with the pepper and salt, as needed. Add more milk if necessary and mash or beat until smooth. Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley or chives, if desired.
Serves 6.