Last Updated on November 5, 2023
Beer cheese mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any occasion. This is a flavorful and comforting dish that’s sure to please everyone!
Whether you’re serving family dinner or entertaining guests at a party, this tasty dish will be a hit. Plus, it takes less than an hour to make, so you’ll be enjoying beer cheese mashed potatoes in no time!
Here I have the perfect guide to making beer cheese mashed potatoes. I’ll walk you through all of the ingredients and steps, so you can whip up a batch in no time!
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What is Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes?
Beer cheese mashed potatoes are a savory side dish that combines creamy mashed potatoes with the bold and delicious flavor of beer cheese.
The beer cheese adds a unique depth of flavor to the mashed potatoes, making this dish an unforgettable part of any meal.The combination of Beer Cheese, sour cream, butter, milk or cream, and shredded cheese creates a dish that’s both flavorful and comforting.
The addition of chives gives the mashed potatoes a fresh pop of flavor, as well as adding a nice color to the finished dish. Beer cheese mashed potatoes are sure to please even the pickiest eaters!
How did I first get introduced to the Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes?
I first got introduced to beer cheese mashed potatoes at a small family gathering. As soon as I saw the dish, my mouth started watering!
The creamy mashed potatoes were loaded with melted cheese, and I could smell the hint of beer from across the room. Everyone was raving about how delicious it was – and they weren’t wrong!
After that day, I knew I had to have this in my collection. I started experimenting with different flavors until I landed on the perfect combination of Beer Cheese, sour cream, butter, milk or cream, and shredded cheese. The result was a creamy side dish that tasted like heaven!
Now, beer cheese mashed potatoes are one of my go-to dishes. I love to make this dish for family dinners, potlucks, and even special occasions. Everyone always goes crazy over the flavor, and it’s become a staple in our home.
How to make Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes?
Making beer cheese mashed potatoes is a breeze! All you need are some basic ingredients & just follow these simple steps:
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- Russet or Yukon gold potatoes: This is the base for your mashed potatoes.
- Beer Cheese: This will give the mashed potatoes a nice, cheesy flavor with just a hint of beer. We recommend using Original or Hot ‘n Snappy varieties.
- Sour cream: Adds a creamy texture to the mashed potatoes.
- Butter: Use salted butter to make these potatoes extra flavorful!
- Milk or cream: For an even creamier texture.
- Salt and pepper: To taste.
- Shredded cheese: Add a little something extra to your mashed potatoes with some shredded cheese of your choice. We used sharp cheddar for this recipe.
- Chives: Freshly chopped chives add a nice flavor and color to the dish.
Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into cubes to make them easier to boil and mash.
Place the cubes in a large pot of boiling water and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Boil for 12 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside.
In a saucepan, mix together the softened beer cheese and sour cream. Add the milk or cream & melted butter and stir until well combined.
Mash the potatoes with a hand masher until there are no more lumps.
Add the beer cheese mixture to the mashed potatoes and mix until completely combined. Season with salt & pepper, to taste.
Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving dish and top with chives.
– If the mashed potatoes are too thick, add more milk or cream.
– You can also use other types of cheese for this such as cheddar, Monterey jack, or gouda.
– These mashed potatoes can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.
Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- hand masher
- 4 ounces of luscious sour cream carefully crafted using rich and tangy cultured cream, adding a smooth and creamy element to the dish.
- Chives thoughtfully chopped and added to your preference, providing a fresh and herbaceous note that complements the overall flavor profile of the dish.
- A small handful of your choice of meticulously shredded cheese such as sharp cheddar, carefully selected for its bold and distinct flavor, adding a delightful cheesy indulgence to the mashed potatoes.
- 1.5 pounds of hand-selected premium-quality potatoes, preferably russet or Yukon gold, chosen for their perfect balance of starchiness and flavor.
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper skillfully measured and added to taste, enhancing the flavors and bringing out the natural goodness of the dish.
- 2 ounces of Hall’s Beer Cheese skillfully softened to a creamy and velvety consistency, available in two tantalizing variations: Original or Hot ‘n Snappy, allowing you to choose the level of spiciness to suit your taste buds.
- 3 tablespoons of salted butter meticulously melted to a golden perfection, infusing the potatoes with a rich and savory flavor.
- 1 tablespoon of milk or cream thoughtfully chosen to add a touch of creaminess and to help achieve the desired consistency of the mashed potatoes (feel free to adjust the amount as needed).
- Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into cubes to make them easier to boil and mash.
- Place the cubes in a large pot of boiling water and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Boil for 12 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside.
- In a saucepan, mix together the softened beer cheese and sour cream. Add the milk or cream & melted butter and stir until well combined.
- Mash the potatoes with a hand masher until there are no more lumps.
- Add the beer cheese mixture to the mashed potatoes and mix until completely combined. Season with salt & pepper, to taste.
- Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving dish and top with chives.
Calories: 123 kcal
Saturated Fat: 3g
Vitamin A: 209IU
Vitamin C: 8mg
What to serve with Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes?
Beer cheese mashed potatoes make a great side dish for just about any meal. Whether you’re serving grilled steak or roasted chicken, this flavorful side will be the perfect complement.
You can also serve beer cheese mashed potatoes as part of a larger meal.
Try pairing them with soup or salad and some crusty bread for a complete dinner spread.
Or, for a comforting lunch or weekend brunch, serve the mashed potatoes with eggs and some crispy bacon. The possibilities are endless!
How to store leftover Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes?
These mashed potatoes will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Store them in an airtight container and reheat them when ready to eat. Be sure to reheat the potatoes slowly, so they don’t become dry or tough.
It takes only a few minutes to make so I suggest not to store for a long time. It might lose its taste and texture.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can eat beer cheese mashed potatoes as long as the alcohol has been cooked out of the beer.
The cooking process eliminates any of the potential risks associated with consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
For extra caution, you can substitute non-alcoholic beer for regular beer when making this dish. This will ensure that all traces of alcohol have been removed from the beer cheese mashed potatoes.
Can I freeze beer cheese mashed potatoes?
Technically, you can freeze beer cheese mashed potatoes, but they don’t freeze well. The texture of the mashed potatoes may become watery when thawed, so it’s best to enjoy them fresh.
Can I use non-alcoholic beer for this?
Yes, you can substitute non-alcoholic beer for regular beer when making these mashed potatoes.
Do I have to add chives?
No, you don’t have to add chives if you don’t want to. The chives do add a nice flavor and color, but the mashed potatoes will still taste great without them.
Can I use different types of cheese?
Yes, you can use other types of cheese for this recipe such as cheddar, Monterey jack, or gouda. Experiment to find the perfect combination for your taste buds!
I hope you enjoy this delicious side dish as much as I do! With the perfect combination of creamy mashed potatoes, bold beer cheese flavor, and freshly chopped chives, this dish is sure to be a hit.
Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes make for an unforgettable side that everyone will love. Give this a try and let us know what you think!
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.