Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Purée of Yukon Gold Potatoes with Parmesan

Scott Phillips

Servings: eight, with leftovers.

I love the buttery texture and golden hue of Yukon Gold potatoes, and the Parmigiano here makes them special.


  • 8 large Yukon Gold potatoes (3-1/2 to 4 pounds total), peeled, quartered, and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt; more to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups milk; more if needed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on 16 servings
  • Calories (kcal) : 180
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 90
  • Fat (g): 10
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 30
  • Sodium (mg): 310
  • Carbohydrates (g): 19
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Put the quartered potatoes in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Partially cover the pot and bring to a boil. Uncover, add the salt, and reduce the heat so the water boils gently. Cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the milk and cream on the stovetop or in a microwave until hot but not boiling. Drain the potatoes and return to the warm pan over low heat for 1 minute, shaking the pan to dry the potatoes thoroughly. Use a potato masher, a ricer, or a food mill to mash the potatoes. Blend the butter and Parmigiano into the potatoes. Gradually add the milk mixture until the purée is as soft and moist as you like. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or keep warm in the top of a double boiler (or in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water).


Rate or Review

Reviews (2 reviews)

  • User avater
    mgssts63 | 09/29/2014

    Easy and tasty!!

  • lenaz | 11/26/2010

    Easy and delicious

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.