Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

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These Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are the perfect way to switch things up and add a bit of excitement to your meal. They’re creamy, flavorful, and the rosemary gives them a delicious flavor that everyone will love.

We’re all about comfort food during the holidays, and these Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are no exception!

The mascarpone adds a delicious creaminess to the potatoes, and the rosemary gives them a wonderfully savory flavor.

They’re perfect for serving as a side dish alongside your favorite roast or turkey dinner. So why not give them a try this year? You won’t be disappointed!

There are few foods more comforting than mashed potatoes. This classic side dish is on almost every family’s table at least once a week, because it’s not only comforting, but because it goes so well with meatloaf, chicken, and just about everything.

Today I’m bringing you Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes, the sophisticated twist on this classic that’ll re-vamp your family dinners.

After experimenting several times with trying to find the perfect mashed potato recipe, using milk and cream and cream and milk, I decided to go for something different and tried mascarpone cheese.

Mascarpone cheese is often called the Italian version of cream cheese, but it’s not actually cheese at all. It’s cream. It just has the consistency of cream cheese and it’s a bit on the sweeter side, which is why it’s often used in desserts.

And like cream cheese, mascarpone melts into your mashed potatoes to give them the gooeyness that makes you say “Mmmmm” when you take your first bite.

The rosemary was practically an afterthought. I love rosemary because of the way it smells. If the color green had a smell, it would smell like rosemary. And even though my mashed potatoes were velvety-smooth, I felt they were missing something. I saw the rosemary in my fridge and threw it in to see what would happen.

What to serve with Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are a classic side dish that can be served with a variety of main courses.

  • For a classic pairing, try Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes with roasted chicken or grilled steak.
  • For a heartier option, Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes can also be served as a main course with a side of green beans or roasted vegetables.
  • Mashed Potatoes can be served with roasted chicken or turkey.
  • For a heartier dish, Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes can be served with grilled steak or lamb chops.
  • Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes is also a great side dish for fish and vegetables.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes, you’re sure to love their creamy texture and savory flavor.

Ingredient Notes

Mascarpone cheese, rosemary, and unsalted butter are all common ingredients in recipes. Each of these ingredients has its own unique flavor and texture that can enhance the overall taste of a dish.

  • Mascarpone cheese is a type of cheese that is often used in desserts. It has a sweet, creamy flavor that pairs well with fruits and other vegetables.
  • Rosemary is a type of herb that has a strong, earthy flavor. It is often used to season meats and vegetables.
  • Unsalted butter is a type of butter that has a lower salt content than regular butter. It is often used in baking because it helps to create a light, fluffy texture.

How to make Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

  1. Combine the potatoes, 1 tbsp butter, garlic, and salt in a 1.5 quart saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover, about 1½ cups. Stir together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender (a fork goes through without resistance), about 7 minutes. Drain the potatoes and remove the garlic. Put the potatoes in a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  2. In the same saucepan, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the rosemary and saute until lightly browned 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes and stir in the parmesan, mascarpone, and a pinch of pepper. Stir together until cheese is melted. Season to taste. Serve alongside your favorite entree.
Yield: 2

Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

In this recipe, we're using rosemary and mascarpone to give the potatoes a delicious flavor. The mascarpone makes the potatoes creamy and rich, while the rosemary adds a touch of flavor. These mashed potatoes are perfect for any occasion!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and roughly cut in ½-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 whole garlic clove, smashed and peeled
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the potatoes, 1 tbsp butter, garlic, and salt in a 1.5 quart saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover, about 1½ cups. Stir together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender (a fork goes through without resistance), about 7 minutes. Drain the potatoes and remove the garlic. Put the potatoes in a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  2. In the same saucepan, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the rosemary and saute until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes and stir in the parmesan, mascarpone, and a pinch of pepper. Stir together until cheese is melted. Season to taste. Serve alongside your favorite entree.

Nutrition Information

Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 877Total Fat 71gSaturated Fat 39gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 189mgSodium 1278mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 17g

FAQ and Tips

Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are a rich and flavorful twist on a classic dish. Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes:

  • -Start with Yukon Gold potatoes. They have the perfect balance of starch and moisture, making them ultra- creamy when mashed.
  • -Make sure the potatoes are cooked through before adding the Rosemary Mascarpone mixture. Otherwise, the Rosemary Mascarpone will clump and the potatoes will be tough.
  • -Add the Rosemary Mascarpone slowly, stirring constantly until it is fully incorporated.
  • -Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

What is Rosemary Mascarpone?

Rosemary Mascarpone is a type of Italian cheese that is made from cow’s milk. It has a creamy texture and a slightly sweet flavor. Rosemary Mascarpone can be found in most grocery stores.

What potatoes should I use for Rosemary Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes?

Yukon Gold potatoes are the best type of potato to use for this dish. They have a buttery flavor and a creamy texture that makes them easy to mash.

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