Feta Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are something I have always been afraid to make. My mother makes THE BEST mashed potatoes in the universe, so I fear I would be sorely disappointed in my replication of her recipe. And what's the point of making mashed potatoes if they aren't hers? She has that "touch" with her cooking that I cannot ever seem to find.

I do realize how silly it is to be afraid of starchy tubers of the mashed variety, so I recently talked myself into trying a non-Mom recipe to see what transpired. I had no expectations. And guess what? They turned out pretty darn good! Maybe, just maybe, I will get her recipe and find the courage to make it myself.

In the meantime, here is how I made the not-quite-Mom's-but-still-tasty potatoes!

In the course of my writing this post, I emailed my mom to ask her for her recipe and she already wrote back! I have her mashed potato recipe here in my shaking hands! Ok, now that I see it on paper it doesn't seem quite so intimidating, but I still doubt I will have The Touch. To be continued!

Feta Cheese Mashed Potatoes

A unique and delicious way to prepare mashed potatoes!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 17, 2010

Serves: 6-8

Total time: 30 min



  • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4-oz. package crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place the potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl and mash. Add the feta cheese, cream, salt and pepper. Continue to mash or beat with a hand mixer until desired consistency is reached.