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Mashed Potatoes With Mascarpone & Chives

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2008-11-15 Side Dish
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These fluffy mashed potatoes have mascarpone cheese and butter for richness plus chives for flavor. And, they may be made ahead, if you wish.

  • Servings: 10-12

Ingredients:

5 lb Potatoes
4 cups Water
3 tsp Salt, divided
½ cup Unsalted Butter, cut up
8 oz Container Mascarpone Cheese
2 Tbsp Chopped Chives
⅛ tsp Pepper
1¼ cups Milk, warmed (or more, as needed
Additional Butter & Paprika, for topping

Directions:

Peel and quarter potatoes. Heat water and 2 teaspoons salt of the salt in a Dutch oven over high heat until boiling. Add potatoes, cover and cook until mixture returns to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes; return to Dutch oven, away from heat. Mash potatoes with a potato masher until smooth. Add butter, mascarpone, chives, remaining salt and the pepper; mix until smooth. Gradually add enough of the warmed milk to make potatoes creamy and fluffy, mixing well after each addition. (At this point, potatoes may be stored in containers and refrigerated for a couple days.) Spread potatoes into a buttered, large baking dish or pan, or divide between 2 dishes or pans. Dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes or until hot.

Helpful Tips:

These mashed potatoes have been a staple at our Thanksgiving table for years. Plus, I love how I can make these in advance and just reheat the day of Thanksgiving.