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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,