Farmer Cheese Mashed Potatoes

These aren’t your typical mashed potatoes! Our extra creamy version blends Farmer Cheese, Parmesan cheese and kefir for a probiotic delight. This dish brings a whole new meaning to the term “comfort food.”


  • ¾ cup Lifeway Farmer Cheese
  • ¾ cup Lifeway Plain Low Fat Kefir
  •  3 lbs russet potatoes (peeled, if desired, and cut into 2” chunks)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and add 2 tsp of salt and enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender – about 20-25 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to the pot.
  2. Add the Parmesan, farmer cheese, kefir, butter, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper to the potatoes and mash to desired consistency (we like ours a little lumpy).
  3. Garnish which chopped chives and serve hot!

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