Mashed Potatoes with Chives and Pecorino

I am a meat and potatoes kinda guy and I love a good mash. This recipe for mashed potatoes with chives and pecorino cheese is simple but has the perfect balance of flavours.

I like to use russet potatoes but PEI, Yukon Gold or even red potatoes work well for a mash. The pecorino romano has a nuttier flavor compared to parmigiano reggiano but that kind of grated hard cheese works as well.

Potato mash with chives and pecorino

Pecorino romano is a hard Italian cheese that is fairly salty so the mashed potatoes do not need much more salt. Here is a little bit of trivia for you about pecorino romano cheese. It is one of Italy’s oldest cheeses and was a staple in the diet of legionaries in ancient Rome. It is still made according to that old classic recipe.

The fresh chives in these mashed potatoes provides a very mild onion taste. Chives and potatoes go perfectly together. Make these with a steak, pork chop or roast chicken and you will have one fabulous dinner!

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Mashed Potatoes with Chives and Pecorino

These mashed potatoes are super creamy with the zing of fresh chives and the distinct taste of pecorino cheese. This is a perfect side dish!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6 medium potatoes , peeled and boiled
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup half and half cream
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives , minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Use a potato masher to mash together the potatoes, butter and half and half cream until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix in the grated pecorino, chives, salt and pepper.


Per serving:

Calories: 248.44kcalCarbohydrates: 27.39gProtein: 7.39gFat: 13.13gSaturated Fat: 8.21gCholesterol: 36.42mgSodium: 360.73mgFiber: 5.38gSugar: 0.1g

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