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A white oval bowl filled with Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes along with some russet potatoes in the background.
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5 from 2 votes

Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Keyword: bbq side dish, best mashed potatoes, cheesy mashed potatoes, pimento cheese, pimento cheese mashed potatoes, potato side dish, Thanksgiving side dish
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 877kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • 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
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the mashed potatoes:
  • quarts water
  • tablespoons salt
  • 5 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 3" chunks
  • 3/4 cups warmed milk to the touch, plus additional if desired
  • ½ teaspoon black peper
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup prepared 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 prepared 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, cover, and refrigerate.
  • Refrigerate remaining pimento cheese and use it as a spread for crackers, sandwiches, or vegetables.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 877kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 2009mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g