Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

a bowl of creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes on a marble countertop
Cheesy Garlic Mash

Mashed potatoes are simply an all-around great side dish! Add three types of cheese and garlic and it makes it a game changer. This Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe will go with just about anything such as grilled meats like steak or chicken and ribs. Even fried foods such as beer battered fish or baked crunchy chicken fingers. You could also use the leftovers for making potato pancakes. I also use this recipe to make twice baked potatoes and top with more Swiss Gruyere cheese to give it a nice crust and serve it alongside my Tasty Steak Burger.

The possibilities are endless with leftover too! I used Yukon Golds for this recipe, but you could also use regular russet potatoes too. Some people like the skins and you could definitely leave the skin on with Yukon Golds because the skins is very thin. A potato ricer like (this one) is the key to no lump mashed potatoes.

Did you know this about the potato?

Did you know that potatoes are the top selling crop in the US? Here’s a few snippets from Wikipedia

  • Production. Potatoes remain the top vegetable crop in the United States. They are grown commercially in 30 states, but Idaho grows more potatoes than any other state, followed by Washington.
  • Processing. In 2016, 89 plants processed potatoes into potato chips, a decline from the previous year. The total volume also decreased from 60.3 million cwt to 58.8 million cwt.
  • Exports. In 2017, the United States exported potatoes and potato products with a total value of $3.0 billion, down 1 percent from 2016.
  • Imports. A total of 3.6 billion pounds of fresh and processed potatoes were imported in 2017, relatively unchanged from 2016.

There you go, just a little information about the all great and mighty potato. I don’t know who doesn’t love a good potato but this recipe will be sure to convert you!

This Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe is gluten free, vegetarian and most of all delicious!

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a bowl of creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes on a marble countertop

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes made with lots of Gruyere, Swiss and Parmesan cheese makes this mash one of our favorites. Finish it up with some Buttermilk, whole milk and butter along with a few spices and your family will not want a different recipe for your mashed potato fix!


  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x



Here’s what you’ll need:

potatoes in a bowl with ingredients in other small glass bowls

Cheesy Garlic Mash Potato ingredients

2 # Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks

3 cloves of garlic peeled and smashed with a knife

2 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese

2 oz. shredded Swiss and Gruyere cheese blend

1 TBSP chopped chives divided

1/8 tsp Cajun seasoning

1/2 tsp all-purpose seasoning

3/4 tsp kosher salt

1/8 tsp ground pepper (white if you have it)

1/3 C buttermilk

1/2 C whole milk

4 TBS Unsalted butter cubed


Place peeled and chopped potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and add a good pinch of salt to the water. lower the heat to a low boil and cook potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork or small knife easily.

Strain the potatoes of water and place back in the pot or large mixing bowl.

If you have a potato ricer use it here. I use one with the medium disc and it works fantastic.  No lump and your mash will be creamy and smooth. If you don’t have one you can push the potatoes through a strainer with the back of a large spoon or ladle or just use a potato masher. (get a potato ricer on Amazon, they aren’t expensive and they are a game changer with it comes to mash).

Next add all the other ingredients but reserve half the chive to top when serving.

Serve hot.


You can keep the potatoes hot by placing them in a double boiler with a little water in the bottom pot or if you don’t have one just place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and place on top of a small pot with an inch of water. keep water at a small simmer and place a lid or foil over the mixing bowl. Stir occasionally until you serve.

  • Author: Chef Dave
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gluten Free, Dinner Ideas, Mashed Potatoes,

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