Mashed potatoes are always made rich & delicious with Carnation, but this version of Creamy Smashed Red Potatoes with Cheese is made extra special with skin-on red potatoes and a touch of cheese for added flavor.
- 3 lbs. red new potatoes, unpeeled, cut into quarters
- 1 cup or more NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese blend
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
RETURN potatoes to saucepan. Beat with hand-held mixer for a few seconds to break up. Add evaporated milk and butter; beat until milk and butter are mixed in (some lumps will still be present). Add additional evaporated milk, if a smoother consistency is desired. Stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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I fixed this version of potatoes for my family for Thanksgiving, and my family absolutely loved this take on potatoes.
creamy smashed red potatoes with cheese
my whole family just loved the variation on mashed and i was thrilled. it is hard to imagine a meal with plain mashed now.
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This was a great idea. Everyone loved it.
Great smashed potatoes
Great smashed potatoes! I added some shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits to the potatoes. My family loved it and it has now become one of their favorite dishes!
My family loved these potatoes. I added a 1/2 cup each of shredded cheddar and swiss cheese to give it an extra cheesy taste and just a 1/2tsp of minced garlic for a little extra flavor. It was a hit.
I found the potato mixture very salty. When you decrease the parmesan cheese, you lose that wonderful nutty flavor. I will try a third batch with a milder parmesan.
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I was really having a hard time finding a good cheesy potato recipe until I found this one. It was great and the next time I added 1 minced clove of garlic to the boiling water and they were awesome cheesy-garlic potatoes. Thank you for the great recipe.