Cheesy smashed potatoes

Cheesy smashed potatoes

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 6-8 People

You may have to exert some arm power, but smashed potatoes are one of my favorite easy recipes for Thanksgiving because of all the mouth-watering variations. These cheesy spuds feature Manchego cheese (my favorite), which is a sheep's milk cheese imported from Spain. Feel free to substitute freshly shaved Parmesan or Jarlsberg.


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into chunks (peel before cutting, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8-ounces Manchego cheese, shaved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water until potatoes are tender; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add butter, milk, and cheese and smash with a potato masher; season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.