Confused? Don’t be. This is exactly what it sounds like: a bowl of fluffy mashed potatoes, plus all of the fixings of a twice-baked potato, only there’s no twice-baking involved. You see, on special occasions, my mother makes classic twice-baked potatoes. They’re delicious, a family favorite, and a special treat. She was planning on making them for Christmas dinner, but there was one problem: no oven space. We had so much crammed into that microscopic oven that it would’ve been impossible to bake the potatoes. As stress started to mount, I suggested an alternative: No-Bake Twice-Baked Potato Mash.
These are essentially twice-baked potatoes without all the work. They’re mashed with milk and butter until creamy, then stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese, garlic, and fresh chives, just as your classic twice-baked potato would be. The skins are left on, since twice-baked potatoes are always served in their natural shells. You get your fluffy, flavorful filling, your earthy skins, your melty cheese, and your overall comfort. What you don’t get is a headache or hours spent in the kitchen. These are basically deconstructed twice-baked potatoes, everything you love without all the effort.
If twice-baked potatoes you desire, but cooking them makes you tire, then this potato mash is the solution you seek. They’re fluffy, decadent, cheesy, and delicious; a perfect way to impress your dinner guests without breaking a sweat.