Appetizer Side Dish Main Dish Snack

Mash and Cheese

  • Ready Time: 20min
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  • Prep Time: 5min
    Cook Time: 11min
  • Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 4 (8-ounce portions)
    Prep Method: Pan Fry
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Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Forget mac and cheese! This is mash and cheese! Fluffy mashed potatoes are whipped up in a matter of minutes thanks to dehydrated potato flakes. Then serve with an easy stove top cheese sauce and allow the family to go crazy with their favorite toppings.



  • 2 cups Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Whole Milk (other milk can be substituted)
  • 2 cups Dehydrated Potato Flakes

Cheese Sauce

  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Shredded Cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Prep Time: 5min | Cook Time: 11min

  1. For the mash combine water, salt, and butter.  For best results, do not add milk until Step 3.
  2. Heat to a boil, remove from heat.
  3. Add cold milk; stir in potatoes gently and let stand until moist. Whip lightly with a fork and serve.
  4. To make the cheese sauce, combine the cream and milk in a saucepan then heat to a simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk in the shredded cheese and turn the heat to low.  Continue to stir until the cheese is completely melted, once melted remove from the heat, and stir in the salt.  Tip:  keep a little hot water handy as this can help adjust the consistency of your cheese sauce if it gets too thick.
  5. To serve, scoop some mashed potatoes in a bowl and ladle 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cheese sauce on top. Choose any toppings you’d like to garnish the top.  Crumbled bacon, grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, steamed broccoli, canned olives, fresh herbs, sour cream, green onions, etc.


For a creamier mashed potato, stir in additional hot water or milk. Less salt can be added if desired.


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