Boursin Mashed Potatoes

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Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

Back in December, we visited Disneyland as our Family Christmas Present. I highly recommend Disneyland on a Wednesday, the week before Christmas! The rides had short or completely non-existent lines all morning, and we were able to knock out our must-ride list before lunch. And then on to lunch!

Wanting a chance at a leisurely meal, I had made a reservation at the Blue Bayou. CJ blissfully fell asleep before our Gumbo arrived, and my husband Jim and I enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean sounds and scenery while devouring deep-fried Monte Cristo sandwiches and Boursin Mashed Potatoes.

Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

The Monte Cristo sandwich was mouth-watering, deep-fried, and served with a trio of delicious dipping sauces. I need to get it on the blog, ASAP! But in meantime, I also wanted to make the Boursin Mashed Potatoes that we so happily substituted for the fruit skewer in our meal.

Sometimes its hard to pin down what kind of mashed potatoes Jim really likes, but there were no question marks with the Boursin Mashed Potatoes. Instant hit.

Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

Raise your hands if you love peeling potatoes.

No? You in the back? Not so much?

I actually don’t mind peeling potatoes, but I will still take the option of NOT peeling them if given the chance. Disneyland, like many steakhouses, offers mashed potatoes with skins mixed in, so why can’t I? Of course I can. To keep things tender skin-wise, I chose baby potatoes with thin skins that mashed up easily. I also pulled out some of the largest pieces of potato skin by hand, just the ones that caught my eye. It’s an optional step that you can easily skip.

I proceeded with butter and milk as I would with normal mashed potatoes, and when I had a uniform consistency, I folded in the Boursin Cheese. Lots of flavor, richness, and deliciousness comes in that little package of Boursin goodness. It seems made for mashed potatoes! Add salt to taste and serve.

Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

Watch the Boursin Mashed Potatoes disappear faster than you can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Boursin Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Total Time: 45 min

Hate peeling potatoes? Love Boursin cheese? These easy, creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes are the taters of your dreams. A Blue Bayou (Disneyland) copycat.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. red-skinned baby potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1/2 cup half and half or milk, hot
  • 1 (5.2 ounce) package Garlic and Fine Herbs Boursin Cheese
  • Salt
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, minced, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan or stock pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are softened, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well and return to the pot.
  2. Add butter to the potatoes in the pot and mash until all the potatoes are broken up. Remove any large pieces of skin if desired.
  3. Add milk and continue mashing until a desired consistency is reached. Fold in Boursin Cheese and 1 tsp. salt (or more to taste) until uniformly combined.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.
Inspired by the Blue Bayou at Disneyland Resort.

 

8 comments

  1. i’m a huge fan of potato skins in my mashed potatoes!! This looks great. And yes, Disneyland on a weekday is the best and only way to do it really!

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  2. For me this a complete meal, I would eat the whole bowl.

  3. My hands remained clamped firmly by my side. I would rather vacuum my entire house than peel potatoes. OK, I lie. I peel potatoes for important things. Like hash browns :)

    I really want to reach over, grab a spoon and dig in through the screen. Mashed potato is one of my favourite foods of all time. Possible a Deserted Island food….:)

  4. I just love mashed potatoes and the addition of Boursin cheese is a fabulous idea! Pinned!

  5. I’ve never added Boursin cheese to mashed potatoes, but what a brilliant idea! Beautiful pictures too!

  6. Love this idea, Meggan … especially the labour-saving leave-the-skins on tip! Going to try that for sure …
    So … you went on the rides at Disneyland, too?? :-)

  7. I never tried using baby potatoes for this and can’t wait to try it out soon! Adding boursin cheese is a great idea and the mashed potatoes look so creamy and nice! Pinned!

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