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Parmesan Mash Potatoes

16:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

Serves 4-6

Creamy mash potato is a simple delicious side dish; it is easy and cheap to whip up. To add a little extra luxury and a touch of Italian flavour try adding parmesan and a little garlic, simple but delicious.

In winter this is a perfect side dish to go with rich meaty meals, a slow roasted lamb shank, sirloin steak or a warm Italian stew. In summer parmesan mash is beautiful with lighter dishes, like baked haddock or a simple grilled chicken breast with a leafy green salad. 

Whether you are entertaining or cooking for one a good mash is wonderful. For a dinner party it is a simple side dish that always goes down well. If you are cooking for one bangers and mash is delicious, quick comfort food and a luxurious parmesan mash with good chunky Cumberland sausages will make it even better.


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 100ml milk
  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled


  1. Boil the potatoes and garlic in a saucepan of water. When the potatoes are tender, drain off the water.
  2. Mash the potatoes and garlic adding the parmesan, butter and milk. Mash until smooth.


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