Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6


This Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes recipe gets an extra flavor boost with the addition of evaporated milk and shredded cheddar cheese! Add green onions and crumbled bacon for an even heartier side dish.


  • 6 medium (about 2 pounds total) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


PLACE potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.

RETURN potatoes to saucepan; add evaporated milk and butter. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in cheese. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

NOTE: Chopped green onions, chopped parsley or cooked, crumbled bacon may be added to mashed potatoes.

sounds delicious

by B. Barbara , Easley SC on Nov. 2011

I need gluten-free recipes. This fills the bill; will stick to the ribs and taste great


by S. Sally , Ca on Nov. 2011

Awesome Potatoes!!

So good!

by l. lisa , lansdale, PA on Jun. 2010

I love this without the bacon; vegetarian, easy to make and you can eat the whole pot.

Awesome potatoes

by S. Sheila , LITTLE ROCK, AR on Apr. 2010

I thought this was a delicious way to have mashed potatoes. You could also pour potatoes after they were mashed into a casserole dish and sprinkle the cheese on top and bake in oven for 20 minutes and have a baked mashed potatoes dish. Very good also.

The only way to do it.

by B. Brenda , on Mar. 2010

I've been making mashing potatoes like this for years and years. I'm happy to see it included here.

Cheese surprise

by J. Joyce , Hillsboro tx on Mar. 2010

I have mixed chees in my scrambled eggs but never thought about in mashed potatoes. Such a clever and good recipe

Company Perfect

by C. Carolyn , TN on Mar. 2010

Very nice dish suitable for dinner guests. Eye-appealing presentation garnished with the crumbled bacon and green onion tops. Wonderful flavor; rave reviews all around!


by P. Patricia , Wasilla, AK on Mar. 2010

I made a potato mound, mix cheddar cheese and onion top with bacon and broil. I think it is my favorite dish.

new favorite

by K. KAREN , Cowlesville, NY on Mar. 2010

this dish has now replaced our "cheesy potatoes" dish to pass at holidays. easy to make,bake,and serve.

Mashed potatoes

by A. Audrey , Ellettsville, IN on Mar. 2010

Yummy! This is what my daughter says