It seems like everyone’s favorite side dish is always mashed potatoes. Not that traditional mashed potatoes needed help in the favorites category, but then again why not give them a little update? These Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes are EVERYTHING!
I’m not usually one to follow traditions when it comes to food and food holidays like Thanksgiving. What can I say?
I get bored easily, and I like to try new things. It’s not always something that my family appreciates, but if I’m the one doing the cooking, then I’m the one who gets to decide what’s on the menu. *insert evil laughter here*
Having said that, nobody argues or complains when it comes to having these Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes on the table. They’re traditional… with a twist and zip!
Since making pimento cheese was something I’ve always wanted to do but never have, I figured that now was the time with Jenni’s encouragement.
And, since I’d be making my very own pimento cheese, why wouldn’t I go a step further and add it to mashed potatoes? Because. Mashed potatoes, people!
Making Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes is as easy as 1-2-3.
- Shred 2 pounds sharp cheddar cheese.
- Add the cheese to a large bowl along with drained pimentos, mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish and black pepper.
- Mix well to combine.
- Mash russet potatoes along with softened butter, milk, pepper, and pimento cheese.
- Serve immediately, or place in a large serving dish and reheat as needed.
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- For the Pimento Cheese:
- 2 pounds sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 4 ounces diced pimentos drained
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- For the Mashed Potatoes:
- 5½ quarts water
- 1½ tablespoons salt
- 5 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 3" chunks
- 1 cup warmed milk plus additional if desired
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 cup pimento cheese
Place all the ingredients for the pimento cheese in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
Meanwhile boil the potatoes until fork tender. Drain.
Add 1 cup of the pimento cheese, butter, warmed milk and black pepper to the boiled potatoes.
Use a potato masher to mash to your desired consistency (adding more warm milk if desired).
Serve warm or place the potatoes in a baking dish and refrigerate.
To reheat, bake covered at 350 until heated through.
Refrigerate remaining pimento cheese and use as a spread for crackers, sandwiches, or vegetables
Refrigerate remaining pimento cheese and use as a spread for crackers, sandwiches and vegetables.
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for pimento mashed potatoes as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!
Remember earlier when I was telling you about my friend Jenni, her blog, and how she inspired me in making this recipe for Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes? Well, a while back I also painted her food blog design on a wine glass and a custom apron.
I happen to know she uses her wine glass all the time because I see her sipping from it when she does her FB live cooking and baking productions of Cook the Book with Denise and Jenni. Please check it out if you’re looking for an entertaining time cooking and baking along with Jenni and some of her fabulous cookbook author friends.
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