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Gruyere, Garlic, and Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Gruyere, Garlic, and Gouda Mashed Potatoes with French fine herbs, butter, and cream are cheesy mashed potatoes to complement your main dish.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French-inspired
Servings 6 people
Calories 437 kcal


  • 2 ½ lbs Yukon gold potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 clove garlic chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) pkg Gruyere cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 (5.3 oz) pkg Gouda cheese, shredded and divided
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 pinches fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley divided
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh chives divided
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh tarragon leaves divided


  • Heat oven to 350°F.

Cook the potatoes

  • Put the peeled and quartered potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Place pot on a stove burner, turn to high heat, and bring to a simmer (this takes 5-6 minutes).
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and simmer until potatoes are just fork tender (10-15 minutes). During this time, adjust heat as needed to keep at a simmer and not a violent rolling boil.
  • While potatoes are cooking: in a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook gently for 1 minute to infuse the butter and lightly cook the garlic. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assemble the mashed potatoes

  • Drain potatoes well. If using a potato ricer, pass the potatoes through the ricer back into the empty pot. If not using a ricer, put drained potatoes back in the pot and mash.
  • Add the butter-garlic mixture, cream, milk, 3/4s each of the Gruyere and Gouda cheeses, salt, pepper, 1 Tablespoon each parsley and chives, and 1/2 Tablespoon tarragon. Stir together.
  • Add a splash or two more milk if necessary to the desired consistency of creamy mashed potatoes.

Bake and serve

  • Transfer mashed potatoes to a 2-qt casserole or bake dish. Top with the remaining Gruyere and Gouda.
  • Bake, uncovered at 350°F for 20 minutes until heated through with an audible little sizzle. Top with remaining herbs and serve.


Calories: 437kcal (22%) | Carbohydrates: 14g (5%) | Protein: 15g (30%) | Fat: 23g (35%) | Saturated Fat: 14g (88%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 79mg (26%) | Sodium: 482mg (21%) | Potassium: 82mg (2%) | Sugar: 2g (2%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword cheesy mashed potatoes, French fine herbs, gruyere and gouda mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with cheese
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