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Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes

Time: 1 1/4 hours. The secret to fluffy mashed potatoes is to dry them out before mashing.

13 Thanksgiving sides starring potatoes: Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes (1116)

 5 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut in chunks
 4 dried bay leaves
  Kosher salt
 2 1/4 cups milk
 12 ounces mascarpone cheese
 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
 1 bunch chives (1-in. diameter), snipped
Step 1

Simmer potatoes with bay leaves in a large pot of salted water until falling apart when poked, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium pot, whisk milk and mascarpone. Heat over low heat until simmering. Stir in pepper; keep warm.

Step 2

Drain potatoes, discarding bay leaves. Return to pot over very low heat and cook, stirring, until dried and crumbling. Remove from heat. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Beat in mascarpone milk, a third at a time. Stir in chives and season with salt.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 299Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%

Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 40mg14%
Sodium 203mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%

Dietary Fiber 2.6g11%
Protein 7.6g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.