These flavorful mashed potatoes are delicious with just about any meal.
3 pounds baking potatoes, russets
3/4 cup half-and-half
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
4 green onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
Cut potatoes into large chunks; rinse well. Cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add the half-and-half and butter; beat until smooth. Stir in shredded cheese and sliced green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.