These smoky, garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes are irresistible! Smoked paprika and potatoes are a perfect pair, and in this recipe they make the most incredibly flavorful mash. Let this dish steal the show at your dinner table!

These smoky, garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes are irresistible! Smoked paprika and potatoes are a perfect pair, and in this recipe they make the most incredibly flavorful mash. Let this dish steal the show at your dinner table!

Sometimes, when Mr. is away and I am alone, I just eat a big bowl of mashed potato for dinner.

Don’t judge me. I just love it so much. And that’s why my mashed potato recipes tend to be heavily flavored, like this one packed with smoked paprika, garlic and cheddar! Because it needs to be tasty enough to stand on it’s own!

My love of mashed potato dates back to my childhood, as a young vegetarian in the USA before people really started catering for veggies. Mashed potato was one of the only things I could ever eat at the buffet or in the school lunches. I loved it when it was real potato drenched in butter and cream. I loved it when it was powdered potato with a little bit of cheap margarine.

I’m not even picky.

These smoky, garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes are irresistible! Smoked paprika and potatoes are a perfect pair, and in this recipe they make the most incredibly flavorful mash. Let this dish steal the show at your dinner table!

This recipe uses toasted garlic, cheddar cheese and smoked paprika for flavor, basically all the strong flavors I could find.

They work perfectly together- feel free to mix up the amounts of each- it doesn’t really matter as its not too delicate a balance.

These smoky, garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes are irresistible! Smoked paprika and potatoes are a perfect pair, and in this recipe they make the most incredibly flavorful mash. Let this dish steal the show at your dinner table!

Sometimes I make it really garlicky by only cooking the garlic for a few seconds. Sometimes I throw in less paprika and more cheese. It’s never gone wrong yet.

Just make sure to use a strong cheddar, otherwise there is no point- a mild cheddar would be drowned out and wasted.

I use a potato ricer which makes things extra smooth and perfect. You could mash with a normal masher if you like. But if you take your mashed potato seriously, and I bet you do, I really recommend investing in a ricer.

These smoky, garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes are irresistible! Smoked paprika and potatoes are a perfect pair, and in this recipe they make the most incredibly flavorful mash. Let this dish steal the show at your dinner table!

Smoked Paprika & Garlic Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Smoked Paprika & Garlic Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These smoky, garlicky, cheesy mashed potatoes are irresistible! Smoked paprika and potatoes are a perfect pair, and in this recipe they make the most incredibly flavorful mash. Let this dish steal the show at your dinner table!

Ingredients

  • 680g (1.5lbs) potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 125g (4.4oz) strong cheddar cheese, grated
  • Milk (just as much as needed to get your preferred texture)
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly saute the garlic in olive oil on a low heat, until fragrant. Be very careful not to burn them. Just before you turn off the heat, add the smoked paprika and allow to cook into the oil and garlic.
  3. Mash or rice the potatoes to your preferred consistency, before adding the garlic and smoked paprika mixture. Use a spatula to get all of the infused oil out of the pan and into the potatoes.
  4. Add the butter, milk and cheese and stir over very low heat until melted and incorporated.
  5. Grind in some pepper and mix through.
  6. Serve!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

Please note that the nutritional information is an estimate based on software calculations and will not be completely accurate - please use this as a guideline only.