We eat mashed potatoes quite a lot around here. Usually we just throw the usual in them. You know, a splash of milk, a little butter and some S&P. Easy mashed potatoes. My boys like them that way, they don't like me adding stuff and changing them up.
"Why change a good thing, Mom?!"
Well, change is good. Sometimes I like to add things to my mashed potatoes. So much to my boys' dismay, I made these mashed potatoes and completely fell in love with them. I've made them several times. Unfortunately to keep peace in the family, I made a batch of regular potatoes for the boys. Their loss, not mine.
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Adapted from Bizzy Bakes
4 lbs. potatoes
1/2 cup milk
1 cup (4 oz) cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup onions
2 apples, chopped (I used fuji)
Salt and pepper
Dried chives to garnish (optional)
Chop potatoes into chunks, drop them into a large pot of water. Brink to a boil and simmer until potatoes are soft. While potatoes are cooking, combine onions and chopped apples in a pan with a bit of cooking spray. Saute until tender.
Drain the potatoes and return to pot. Add milk and onion/apple mixture and mash. I like to leave a few chunks. Add cheese and stir until melted.