Manchego Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Add a Spanish Twist to this Creamy Side Dish

Manchego Mashed Potatoes Recipe – Add a Spanish Twist to this Creamy Side Dish

A Spanish take on a childhood favorite, this Manchego mashed potatoes recipe is a sure crowdpleaser. 

Manchego Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Creamy and cheesy Manchego mashed potatoes. Photo by Marco Verch on flickr CC

From the time I was a child, one of my favorite foods has been mashed potatoes. Call me simple, but there was nothing better than a heaping bowl of my mom’s creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. I would often help make them, sometimes choosing to mash the potatoes by hand, and other times whipping them with a hand blender.

When a friend suggested I add Manchego cheese to my family recipe, I was intrigued. Would the delicious Spanish cheese make these potatoes even better? I decided to give it a try.

The result? The most delicious mashed potatoes I’ve ever tried! These Manchego mashed potatoes make the perfect side dish (they’re one of my Spanish inspired Thanksgiving recipes) or can be eaten on their own with a fried egg and sauteed vegetables on top (a mid-week favorite in my house).

See also: Roasted carrots with cumin and paprika

Manchego Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Manchego Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Manchego Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Add a Spanish Twist to this Creamy Side Dish

These delicious Manchego mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for a holiday meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 289.48kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g of good mashing potatoes (I like Yukon Gold potatoes), peeled and cut in half
  • 6 Tablespoons 90 ml heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons 30 g butter
  • 2 Tablespoons 30g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese I buy a very cured one for added flavor

Instructions

  • Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and then simmer until fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and mash with a potato mashed.
  • In the meantime, heat the cream, milk, butter, salt, and olive oil until warm.
  • Slowly add in the warm liquids while mashing.
  • You can optionally whip the mashed potatoes with a hand blender for a smoother texture (don't whip too much or the potatoes might become gluey).
  • Finally, fold in the grated Manchego cheese.
  • Taste for salt and adjust if necessary. Serve immediately.
  • To reheat, warm the mashed potatoes in the microwave and heat about 1/4 cup of whole milk separately. Drizzle in the whole milk little by little until the potatoes are at the desired consistency.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 289.48kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.33g | Protein: 6.08g | Fat: 17.83g | Saturated Fat: 9.08g | Cholesterol: 41.68mg | Sodium: 173.8mg | Potassium: 661.21mg | Fiber: 3.33g | Sugar: 1.71g | Vitamin A: 405.38IU | Vitamin C: 29.79mg | Calcium: 140.14mg | Iron: 1.18mg
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What do you think? Will you be using this Manchego mashed potatoes recipe this year at the holidays? I’d highly recommend it 🙂

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