You’ve been making mashed potatoes all wrong – a game-changing 31p secret ingredient makes it taste amazing | The Sun

CREAMY mashed potato is the ultimate side dish – but it can also be quite time-consuming and the hard efforts won't always pay off.

If you struggle to get your mashed potatoes the right consistency or feel like yours are lacking in flavour, you’ve come to the right place.

One food whizz named Kelsey, known on TikTok as @eatsbykelsey, has taken to the video sharing platform to show off her simple but delicious mashed potatoes recipe and you’ll want to give this a try.

While many of us will add butter or milk to our potatoes to get them creamy, it turns out that we’ve been making it all wrong and there’s a game-changing secret ingredient that makes it taste amazing.

Not only this, but it will only cost you 31p too – yes, you heard that correctly.

According to Kelsey, to get the best mashed potatoes, you should add Boursin cheese. 

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She said: “Attention, this is the secret ingredient you have to add to your mashed potatoes“.

In the clip, we see Kelsey making her mashed potatoes – she starts off by peeling her potatoes and putting them in a large saucepan to boil.

Once cooked and drained, she then adds milk, butter and sea salt.

But following this, Kelsey adds her secret ingredient – Boursin cheese.

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If you haven’t had Boursin before – it is a brand of Gournay cheese and is a soft, creamy cheese available in a variety of flavours.

Kelsey uses the garlic and herb flavour to get her mashed potatoes tasting amazing.

If you want to give this a go yourself, you can buy a pack of six from Tesco for just £1.90, working out at 31p per portion.

Kelsey’s mash looks delicious and if you’re a fan of mashed potatoes, this is definitely a recipe worth trying.

Her video has clearly impressed many, as it was only posted recently and has already racked up a whopping 1.2million views.

It has 57k likes, 195 comments and 3,093 shares.

TikTok users loved the hack and were quick to impress this in the comments. 

One person said: “Such a good idea! I love that Boursin soft cheese”. 

Another added: “Boursin!!!! Yassss”. 

A third commented: “Omg that looks so GOOD!”. 

Meanwhile, many other social media users shared their secret ingredient to making delicious mashed potatoes.

One user recommended: “Boil fresh garlic cloves with the potatoes and mash them together! Garlicky goodness”.

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A second chimed in: “Next time try boiling the potatoes in chicken broth instead of water”.

Whilst someone else noted: “I heard a tsp of baking powder before you mash makes them super fluffy”.

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