Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

Side Dish | November 1, 2018 | By

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

For a foodie, it doesn’t get much better than the Wine and Food Festival in Epcot at Walt Disney World but if you think it’s nothing but ‘park food’, think again.

Disney rolled out a foodie’s red carpet as only Disney can do. Inspiration was everywhere. We paced ourselves sampling so many delicious dishes but still weren’t able to taste everything we wanted to. I guess that’s the best reason to go back.

My favorite dish was lick-your-plate good: Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes that served as a base for fork-tender, Beer Braised Beef served in ‘Belgium’. When I got home I couldn’t wait to make both.

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

We were only in Orlando for a couple of days to take in the festival but made time to power through the other parks as well including the Tower of Terror ride!

I *may* have needed Tums afterward, but I’ll spare you the details. You’re here for these creamy ~ dreamy ~ smoked Gouda cheese mashed potatoes so here’s the ingredient list:

SMOKED GOUDA MASHED POTATOES INGREDIENTS:

  • Yukon gold potatoes cubed
  • Kosher salt
  • Butter
  • Half and half
  • Smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • Fresh Italian parsley
  • (optional) extra butter for garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Peel and cut the potatoes then add them to a large pot of cold water. Once the water comes to a boil, salt the potatoes (about a tablespoon) and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook about 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

Drain the potatoes then return them to the pot over very low heat for a couple minutes. This lets the potatoes dry completely so they aren’t gummy. 

Rough mash the potatoes then make a well in the center of the pot. Add the butter and half and half and mash until they’re smooth. Stir in the cheese and parsley then give it a good seasoning of salt and pepper to taste. If you’d like, add a pat of butter on top for garnish then serve right away.

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

These potatoes elevate practically everything from Pot Roast to Salisbury Steak and make a great addition to the  other side dishes on your Thanksgiving  table.

Enjoy!

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

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Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.

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Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy, buttery mashed potatoes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese. The ultimate side dish for the holidays.
Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
mashing
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes ~ creamy mashed potatoes elevated with freshly grated Smoked Gouda Cheese. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked gouda mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy mashed potatoes
Author: A Gouda Life
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes cubed
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 1 ¼ cups smoked Gouda cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional extra butter for garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut the potatoes then add to a large pot of cold water.
  2. Once the water comes to a boil, add about 1 tablespoon of salt and reduce the heat to medium low.
  3. Cook about 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Drain the potatoes in a colander then return them to the pot over very low heat for a couple minutes until they completely dry out.
  5. Rough mash the potatoes then make a well in the center of the pot. Add the butter and half and half and mash until they’re smooth. Stir in the cheese and parsley then generously season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Optional garnish: pat of butter

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