Extra-sharp Cheddar and buttermilk add a tangy punch to these mashed potatoes. And, yes, we may be a bit biased, but we prefer Vermont Cheddar cheese.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a large Dutch oven and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until very tender when pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in 1 1/4 cups cheese until melted. Add buttermilk, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Gently fold in 3 tablespoons chives. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 1 tablespoon chives.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To serve, reheat in a double boiler and garnish with cheese and chives.

Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk”: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

Nutrition Facts

223.1 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 1.1g; fat 6.3g 10% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 19.4mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 255.9IU 5% DV; vitamin c 0.9mg 2% DV; folate 1.6mcg; calcium 133.2mg 13% DV; ironmg; magnesium 0.9mg; potassium 943.2mg 26% DV; sodium 425.3mg 17% DV; thiaminmg.

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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I like to add chopped scallions- gives it that nice subtle onion flavor without over-powering you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Yummy! This recipe was fabulous. I often do not each potatoes because of the starches turning to sugar which eventually turns to fat but I had a craving and found this recipe. This was right on point as I could not get enough. I used reduced fat buttermilk and chopped scallions instead. The results? Yummy yummy yummy. Pros: Creamy light and tasty Cons: None Read More