Nothing says “comfort food” like mashed potatoes — and these are like being wrapped up in a warm, fluffy blanket. Incredibly simple yet decadent, these mashed potatoes inspired from Divas Can Cook might even outshine your main dish.
Yukon gold potatoes make the smoothest, most buttery mashed potatoes. With their rich flavor and velvety yellow flesh, making a lighter dish with these is a cinch. You can reduce the fat from your usual amount and still get the soft, rich potatoes everyone loves.
As long as we’re talking potatoes: While Yukon golds are perfect for mashing, Russets are a whole ‘nother ballgame. With its drier flesh and thicker skin, it’s ideal for French fries and bakers. And those beautiful little red potatoes? Also known as “new” potatoes, they have a smooth, moist flesh that works well in potato salads and soups. They’re also delicious and pretty when roasted.
Monique at Divas Can Cook infuses flavor in every step of her recipe (which inspired this one). She cooks the potatoes in chicken broth, rather than water, and adds another layer of flavor and richness with butter, sour cream and half-and-half.
This is where a lot of recipes would stop — but not this one. Cheddar cheese is folded in, then layered and baked to achieve the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is close to the classic, but different enough to stand out at any meal.