Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes

Serves 6
The luscious creaminess comes from mascarpone cheese. Tossing chopped chives in at the end adds just a hint of onion flavor. Mashed potatoes are a universal comfort food that unites us all.


  • 6 Idaho or russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for cooking potatoes
  • 1 cup milk, warmed


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water to 2 inches above potatoes. Season water generously with salt and bring potatoes to a boil to cook for 40 minutes, until very tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Mash potatoes with warm milk until smooth. Fold in mascarpone and chives. Season with 1 teaspoon salt.
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