Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes

Mascarpone Chive Mashed PotatoesRecipe
Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 1 1/4 hours. The secret to fluffy mashed potatoes is to dry them out before mashing.


Serves 10 to 12

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Nutritional Information

Calories 299
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Protein 7.6 g
Fat 15 g
Satfat 8 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Sodium 203 mg
Cholesterol 40 mg


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


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.

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.