The BEST Creamy Boursin Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This is The BEST Boursin Mashed Potatoes Recipe! Level up your mashed potato recipe with these creamy potatoes that you can can enjoy now or make ahead for later. With only five simple ingredients these creamy potatoes can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

It’s no secret that we love potatoes in our home. Try our lemon roasted Greek potatoes, oven roasted red potatoes and potatoes au gratin next!

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We are a family who loves potatoes and this dish is pure comfort food. Easy enough for everyday on a busy weeknight, or serve them for a special occasion such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The herb flavor with garlic is subtle and these are contender for the best mashed potatoes ever! I think it’s my favorite side dish now. I’m not sure if it was Rachel Ray who came up with this terrific recipe idea. I’ve seen so many variations for this simple recipe.

If you’re a potato-lover too, you might also enjoy these au-gratin potatoes. You can change up the cheeses to suit your taste to whatever cheese you might have on hand.

Boursin cheese adds delicious flavor to recipes. The viral TikTok Boursin Cheese Pasta is now a family favorite. It’s similar to the baked feta TikTok pasta and super easy to make.

Mashed potatoes on a fork.

What is Boursin Cheese?

Boursin cheese is a soft, creamy, spreadable cheese, similar to cream cheese. It originated in France and was created by a French cheese maker named François Boursin in 1957.

What Kind of Cheese is Boursin made from?

Boursin cheese is made from a blend of fresh cow’s milk, cream, and a variety of herbs and spices, such as garlic, chives, and black pepper. Boursin cheese is available in several varieties such as herb and garlic which we used in this recipe.

What is the difference between mashed and smashed potatoes?

Mashed potatoes are made by boiling potatoes until they are soft, then mashing them with a potato masher. They should have not lumps and be smooth and creamy.

Smashed potatoes, on the other hand, are made by boiling potatoes until they are soft (or roasting in the oven), then crushing them lightly with a fork or potato masher, creating a chunkier texture.

Boursin Mashed Potatoes Ingredients & Substitution Notes

This recipe uses only five simple ingredient that you can always find in the grocery store.

Ingredients for the recipe with text overlay.
  • Potatoes – I typically use Russets for this recipe or you can use any of your favorite potatoes, or what you have on hand! Yukon gold, red potatoes, or new potatoes fresh from the garden. You can choose to leave the skin on as well if you prefer that.
  • Boursin Garlic & Herb Cheese – once you’ve tried this one, experiment with different flavors!
  • Milk or Heavy Cream – this is really personal preference and with the cream cheese, you can easily use milk instead of heavy cream.
  • Butter – of course! What would mashed potatoes be without butter? Use either salted or unsalted and adjust the seasonings of salt and black pepper before serving.
  • Fresh chives (or dried) for garnish and added flavor. You can also add any of your favorite fresh herbs.

How many potatoes per person for mashed potatoes?

Feeding a crowd? If you’re using small to medium potatoes, plan for 2 to 3 potatoes per person. If you’re using large potatoes, plan for 1 to 2. Don’t worry about having leftovers….I’ve included easy directions near the bottom of this posting for reheating in the slow cooker.

How to Make Creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes

You can find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. I like to add the detail of step by step images to help you with the recipe as you’re making it.

Uncooked potatoes in large pot of water.

Peel potatoes and cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in large pot, filled with water. Bring to a full boil, then reduce temperature and cook for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender. Be careful not to overcook!

Drain potatoes.

Cooked potatoes in large pot with Boursin cheese, cream, salt, pepper and potato masher.

Add milk (or cream if using) to the hot pot and stir to warm it up a little. Warm milk wills prevent the potatoes from cooling off.

Return potatoes to pot and add in cubed Boursin cheese, butter, salt and pepper. Mash with potato masher (or potato ricer) until smooth and creamy. Taste seasoning and adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Finished dish of Boursin mashed potatoes sitting on blue and white napkin.

Can you Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes?

Yes, you can make mashed potatoes up to two days in advance. Simply follow the instructions to the make the mashed potatoes, then refrigerate in an airtight container once they have cooled down.

What is the best way to reheat mashed potatoes?

Reheating mashed potatoes in a slow cooker is the best way to serve them for a large gathering or when you need to free up oven or stovetop space. With just a few steps, you will have fluffy mashed potatoes! Thanks to my mother-in-law Lynda for sharing this tip many years ago!

  1. Start by transferring your mashed potatoes to the slow cooker. Make sure the slow cooker is large enough to accommodate the amount of mashed potatoes you want to reheat.
  2. Add a little liquid to the mashed potatoes to help keep them moist as they heat. You can use milk, cream, or even chicken broth, depending on your preference. Start with a small amount, about 1/4 cup, and add a bit more if needed.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and turn it on to the low setting. Allow the mashed potatoes to heat up slowly, stirring occasionally, until they are hot all the way through. Check the consistency and add a bit more liquid if needed.
  4. Once the mashed potatoes are hot and heated through, reduce the slow cooker to the warm setting. You can keep them warm and ready to serve for several hours on this setting.
  5. Give them a quick stir before serving and top with a pat of butter.

How to Serve Boursin Mashed Potatoes

Garnish with fresh chives and you may want to add a little more butter.

Storage Instructions

Cover and refrigerate for up to four days. Reheat in microwave.

Close up image of Boursin cheese mashed potatoes with butter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to mashed potatoes to make them unique and delicious!

Adding Boursin cream cheese to mashed potatoes makes them unique and delicious! The mellow herb and garlic flavor is our favorite!

What are Boursin mashed potatoes?

Boursin mashed potatoes are similar to traditional mashed potatoes, with the addition of flavored Boursin cream cheese during the mashing stage.

How long do you boil potatoes for mashed potatoes?

If you cut potatoes into two inch chunks, boiling should take 10-15 minutes. Test with a fork until they are fork-tender and be careful not to overcook.

Can I leave the skins on potates for Boursin cheese mashed potatoes?

Yes. You could use red-skinned mashed potatoes and boil them with the skins. Be sure to clean by running them under cold water and scrubbing off any dirt before adding them to the boiling water.

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Boursin Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 generous servings


This Boursin Mashed Potatoes Recipe is really creamy and so delicious. It’s an easy recipe that has only five simple ingredients and can be ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s the perfect make-ahead side dish for a lovely family dinner.


2 lbs Russet Potatoes (see notes below for other options)

1 5oz/150g package Garlic and Fine Herb Boursin Cheese, cut into cubes.

1/2 cup milk (or half-and-half cream)

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt

Black pepper to taste

Fresh chives for garnish (& fresh herbs if desired)


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in large pot, filled with water. Bring to a full boil, then reduce temperature and cook for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are fork-tender. Be careful not to overcook! Drain potatoes.

  2. Add milk (or cream if using) to the hot pot and stir to warm it up a little. Warm milk wills prevent the potatoes from cooling off. 

  3. Return potatoes to pot and add in cubed Boursin cheese, butter, salt and pepper. Mash with potato masher until smooth and creamy. Taste seasoning and adjust salt and pepper to taste. 

  4. Garnish with fresh (or dried) chives and optional fresh herbs.


Storage: Cover and refrigerate for up to four days. Reheat in microwave.

Substitute: You can use your favorite type of potatoes other than Russets.  Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, new potatoes fresh from the garden.  

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 generous helping
  • Calories: 289
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 799.3 mg
  • Fat: 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.6 mg

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