Cheesy Maple Mashed Potatoes

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  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 4 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 10 potatoes)
  • 1 lb strong cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups grated)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Fill large stockpot with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Strain and return potatoes to pot.
  3. To pot, add 1 1/2 cups cheese, milk, butter, pure maple syrup, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; mash well to combine. Transfer to a greased baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup cheese with breadcrumbs.
  5. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture evenly over mashed potatoes. Bake until top is golden, about 30 minutes.
Advice from Maple experts

In honor of tapping season, treat your family to a sugar shack inspired meal with all the maple fixings. Serve these cheesy maple mashed potatoes alongside our maple beer baked ham for a true taste of Canada.