Step up your mashed potato game this holiday season with these Boursin mashed potatoes. Elevated with the addition of herby Boursin cheese and fresh garlic, these richly flavored potatoes are simple to prepare in just 30-minutes. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.
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Here in Kansas, you are going to find mashed potatoes on the table at nearly every holiday gathering. I mean, who doesn’t like this delectable side dish. Whether they are prepared in the typical way or fancified, they are always a hit.
What you’ll love about this recipe
- It’s simple! These cheesy potatoes are just as easy to make as your standard mashed potatoes. They come together in just 30-minutes and require only seven ingredients including salt and black pepper.
- It’s a delicious twist on a classic! If you’re like me and like to elevate things a bit for special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, then this is the dish for you. These Boursin cheese mashed potatoes preserve the creamy buttery deliciousness you are accustomed to while adding some garlicky herby goodness to the mix.
- It’s rich and comforting! I’m pretty sure that a large swath of the nation would place mashed potatoes somewhere near the top of their favorite comfort foods and understandably so. With ingredients like carb-heavy potatoes and fatty butter and buttermilk, how could they not bring comfort?
Ingredients (+ notes & substitutions)
- Yukon Gold potatoes: While you could use Russet’s, I recommend Yukon Gold potatoes. They are creamier and naturally have a buttery flavor which is, of course, ideal for mashed taters.
- Unsalted butter: If all you have is salted butter, it is actually just fine here. If you do use salted butter, I recommend leaving out the kosher salt and simply adding some to taste at the end.
- Garlic: While the Boursin cheese does contain garlic, I like to add a couple of small cloves to enhance the garlicky flavor.
- Buttermilk: I like my mashed potatoes to include all the fat because let’s face it, they’re just better that way. Additionally, buttermilk adds a little tang. If you don’t have any or simply prefer not to, whole milk is perfectly acceptable.
- Boursin cheese: There are several different varieties of Boursin cheese available that you are welcome to experiment with. Personally, I stuck with the original flavor, garlic and fine herbs. I have no doubt the other flavors would be just as tasty, however.
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
- Fresh chives: While totally optional, I recommend garnishing the finished potatoes with some fresh chopped chives. to beautify them and add fresh herby flavor.
How to make Boursin cheese mashed potatoes (+ tips)
1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover them by about one inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a rapid simmer, and cook for 10-15 minutes until the center of the potatoes can be pierced through by a fork. Drain and set aside.
2. Rinse the pot out, then place it over medium-low heat to melt the butter. Once melted, add the garlic and sauté for about one minute until fragrant.
3. Stir in the buttermilk then add the Boursin cheese, salt, and black pepper and stir constantly until the Boursin is fully melted and incorporated.
4. Add the potatoes and mash to desired consistency using a potato masher or handheld mixer.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste, garnish with fresh chopped chives, and serve warm.
Mashed potatoes will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
More elevated holiday side dish recipes you may like:
- Gouda Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onion & Garlic: These Gouda mashed potatoes are perfect for a special occasion. Laced with sweet caramelized onions, fragrant garlic, and plenty of cheese and fat, these delectably rich potatoes are bound to be a hit. Naturally vegetarian and gluten-free.
- Mac & Cheese with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon: Rich and creamy homemade smoked cheddar cheese sauce, a breadcrumb topping, and sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon result in a rich and harmonious dish. The perfect side for Thanksgiving, this mac and cheese with Brussels sprouts and bacon, is sure to impress. Gluten-free adaptable.
- Goat Cheese Mashed Cauliflower with Sautéed Leeks: This easy goat cheese mashed cauliflower is creamy, garlicky, and topped with oniony sautéed leeks. It’s a wonderful low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes and a perfect side dish to share with a crowd. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.
If you make these Boursin mashed potatoes I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll!
- 2.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes, could sub for Russet
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or crushed
- 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
- 1 package (5.2-ounces) Boursin cheese, any flavor
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt + more to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper + more to taste
- Fresh chopped chives for garnishing
- Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover them by about one inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a rapid simmer, and cook for 10-15 minutes until the center of potatoes can be pierced through by a fork. Drain and set aside.
- Rinse the pot out, then place it over medium-low heat to melt the butter. Once melted, add the garlic and sauté for about one minute until fragrant.
- Stir in the buttermilk then add the Boursin cheese, salt, and black pepper and stir constantly until the Boursin is fully melted and incorporated.
- Add the potatoes and mash to desired consistency using a potato masher or handheld mixer.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, garnish with fresh chopped chives, and serve warm.
Storage: Mashed potatoes will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g
The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc