The ultimate comfort food is now tastier than ever with Boursin Mashed Potatoes. Serve up a bowl of heavenly delight with this perfect side dish.
With soft and dreamy Boursin cheese and Kerrygold butter, these mashed potatoes are so creamy and flavorful. I love whipping these up during the cooler months of the year and they’re always a hit at holiday parties.
Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods, and I love creating new recipes to showcase just how amazing they are. This simple mashed potato recipe is one of those delicious dishes that my family and I can’t get enough of.
Remember what I said about potatoes being versatile? Instead of tossing out all that water you used to boil the potatoes in, save it to make non-alcoholic vodka and dirty martini mocktails. They’re easy and a great way to fancy up any dinner party.
If you want to dole out even more comfort during the cooler months of the year, celebrate hygge Christmas to keep the comfy vibes going. And no dinner party would be complete without main dishes like gluten free chicken pot pie or a gluten free turkey.
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I love serving these creamy dreamy potatoes. Not only are they a favorite dish for many of my friends and family, but these are made even better with the Boursin cheese. They’re so popular we rarely have leftovers and everyone wants to lick the mixing bowl clean.
Not only is this one of the best mashed potato recipes, but it’s simple. All the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to whip up.
Why you should make this recipe
- This recipe elevates your favorite comfort food to another level
- These mashed potatoes are easy to make and undeniable delicious
- Any crowd you serve will be begging for more
- Potatoes – I recommend russet potatoes for this recipe as a classic ingredient for this scrumptious mash potato recipe. Giving this dish that perfect texture. (Use organic if you can!)
- Butter – Mashed potatoes would be nothing without the butter. I like to use Kerrygold for its delicious home-churned flavor.
- Real Salt – While you can use regular table salt, Real Salt has the perfect flavor for this recipe that blends perfectly with potatoes.
- Black pepper – I like freshly ground black pepper for this recipe as it gives the perfect smoky flavor to blend and enhance the other ingredients.
- Boursin cheese – This soft, creamy cheese is so decadent in this recipe. It’s similar to cream cheese in texture, so you know it’s going to be good.
- Milk – Personally, I feel like whole milk works best, but any variety will do.
How to make Boursin Mashed Potatoes
Wash and boil
Potato skins add flavor and nutrients, so you’ll leave the skins on for this recipe. Make sure you wash them really well to remove all the lingering dirt.
Cube the washed potatoes and place them in a pot with a little bit of water to prevent them from going brown while you chop the rest. Once your potatoes are all cubed, fill the pot up until the potatoes are just covered with water (about ½ inch above the potatoes). Boil on medium heat until fork tender.
Drain the water, but reserve it for a non-alcoholic dirty martini. Then place the potatoes in the bowl of your stand mixer—fitted with the paddle attachment—while they’re still nice and hot. Add the butter, salt, and pepper to the potatoes and mix well on medium speed. This will take about one minute.
Then add the Boursin cheese and milk to the potato mixture. Mix on medium speed for one more minute. This is a great time to add any other fresh herbs you’d like. Then scoop out all that deliciousness into a serving bowl and serve hot with some extra butter or even gluten-free gravy.
Tips for success
Pull your cheese and butter out of the fridge before you start cleaning and chopping the potatoes. This will allow the cold ingredients to warm up almost to room temperature so they don’t cool down your potatoes too much when you add these ingredients.
Use a hand mixer
If you don’t have a stand mixer you can use a hand mixer or even a classic potato masher instead. The potato masher may take a little more time, but it will still allow these potatoes to be extra creamy with that Boursin cheese. Use whatever method works best for you.
- Fully loaded – These mashed potatoes are great with all the extra toppings. Add extra butter, crispy bacon pieces, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, and a dollop of sour cream.
- Flavored Boursin cheese – Boursin cheese has so many different flavors. Select the flavor that speaks to you.
- Roasted garlic – Roasted garlic is great in any mashed potato recipe because it’s soft and whips up really nicely. Add whatever amount works best for your tastes.
Storage and Freezing
Storing – Store any leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days.
Freezing – Place the leftover mashed potatoes in an airtight freezer container and store for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator and warm in the oven or microwave, or use in your favorite recipes.
Are potatoes gluten free?
Yes! I get asked this question a lot. Because potatoes are a root vegetable and do not contain wheat, barley, rye, or other glutinous grains, they are absolutely gluten free. So, feel free to serve this recipe to all your gluten free friends and family.
Can I make this recipe gluten free?
This recipe is already gluten free! So, as long as you follow the recipe you can feel confident that there will be no gluten.
Can I make this recipe dairy free?
You can! Boursin has a dairy free cheese that will work well in this recipe. Just replace the butter and milk with dairy free varieties and you’ll have a delicious gluten-free side dish for even the pickiest eaters.
Ways to enjoy
Gluten free mashed potatoes are so perfect for the cooler months to warm up your body and soul. Use this recipe to create a mashed potato bar and toppings (mashtini). Include gluten-free gravy and you have yourself the best potato bar anyone has ever had.
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Boursin Mashed Potatoes
- 5 medium-large potatoes
- 3 tbsp butter (I recommend Kerrygold)
- 1 tsp Real Salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 package Boursin cheese
- 1 tbsp milk
- Start by washing your potatoes really good and cubing them
- Place cubed potatoes in a pot and cover with water above 1/2-1 inch over and cook on medium heat until fork tender
- Drain water (reserve for those non-alcoholic dirty martinis I told you about earlier) 😉 and place potatoes into a stand mixer
- Add butter, salt and pepper and mix well, about 1 minute
- Add Boursin cheese and milk then continue mixing for 1 more minute
- Feel free to add more fresh herbs
- Serve up hot with butter or our gluten-free gravy