The Best Holiday Mashed Potatoes

November 3, 2015
Recipe by: A Spicy Perspective

Mashed potatoes are a staple around any holiday table.   When making this recipe, be sure to make extra, because it will be one of the first things to disappear as well.  Buttery, creamy, fluffy – These are all things that we are looking for in our holiday potatoes.  This recipe may just replace your famous Thanksgiving potato recipe!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 10-15 Servings
Difficulty: Easy


  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped chive for garnish
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  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place the potato cubes and minced garlic in a large Swiss Diamond Stockpot, then cover with cold water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon salt to the water and bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 10-14 minutes, until you can easily cut the potatoes with a butter knife.
  3. Drain the potatoes and immediately mash until almost completely smooth.
  4. Place the butter and half & half in a microwave-safe bowl and warm so that the butter melts into the half & half.
  5. Once the potatoes are mashed, add the butter mixture to the potatoes and mix to incorporate.
  6. Mix in the cheese and salt and pepper to taste.