Rating: 4.5 stars
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Not only is this a delicious alternative to regular mashed potato recipes, but it's a very user-friendly way to serve your potato side dish. They're really decadent: not too rich, but just rich enough, and perfect for any special occasion.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potato halves into a large pot of salted water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until very tender, about 15 minutes. A knife should pierce the middle of a potato half easily. Transfer potatoes to a colander and drain thoroughly, about 5 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Whisk mascarpone cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir egg yolk and milk into mascarpone cheese, whisking until smooth; season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  • Transfer potatoes to a separate large mixing bowl, add butter chunks to potatoes, and season with salt and black pepper. Mash butter into potatoes with a potato masher until fluffy; a few lumps are okay. Whisk mascarpone mixture into mashed potatoes.

  • Spread mashed potatoes into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Smooth the top and use the tip of a spatula to lightly press the potatoes and lift up to create little peaks and valleys in the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are heated through and top is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Chef's Notes:

You can make this ahead anytime during the day you plan to serve the potatoes. Just bake a little longer.

For more color on top, you can broil the potatoes if desired.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fat 30.7g; cholesterol 105.9mg; sodium 194.1mg. Full Nutrition
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