Cheesy Beer Mashed Potatoes

Insanely good and super-easy to prepare, this recipe elevates ordinary potatoes to side-dish superstars with the addition of garlic, beer, pizza cheese and sour cream.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4


medium russet or Yukon gold potatoes (about 1 lb), peeled, cut into fourths
unpeeled cloves garlic
cup light beer
tablespoons butter, melted
cup shredded pizza cheese blend (1 oz)
tablespoons sour cream
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
Salt and pepper

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes and garlic; add enough water (salted if desired) to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain; shake pan with potatoes over low heat to dry.
  • 2 Mash potatoes and garlic until no lumps remain. Add beer in small amounts, beating after each addition.
  • 3 Add remaining ingredients. Mash vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy.

Expert Tips

Replace beer with milk for a beer-free version.

For extra-cheesy potatoes, add mashed potatoes to a casserole dish, top with an extra 1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded cheese, then bake in the oven until the cheese has melted.