Spice up your Thanksgiving with this cheesy and delicious recipe from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse! After bringing this simple recipe to the table, your family will never be able to go back to regular mashed potatoes! Check out all of our recipes of the month, and bring a taste of Seattle Southside to your home.



  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper



1.       Peel and quarter potatoes. Boil potatoes in 6 to 8 cups of water in a pot or large saucepan for 30 to 40 minutes or until soft. Strain potatoes, then add them back to the pan and mash thoroughly.

2.       Add cheese, cream, butter, salt, and pepper and heat over medium/low heat, stirring often, until thick.


Serves 4 as a side dish.


Recipe from Top Secret Recipes.



Q:  What is BJ's Restaurant known for?

A: BJ's menu features pizza, its own handcrafted beers, as well as a selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, specialty salads and desserts.


Q: What kind of food does BJ's Brewhouse have?

A: BJ's has everything from classic Rib-Eye Steak to Fresh Atlantic SalmonBlonde Fish 'n' Chips, and to exciting new dishes like Pacific Poke Soba Noodles. 


Q: What does BJ's Restaurant stand for?

A: "BJ" stands for 'Beverly Jean' who was the daughter of the first president of the company.


Q: How much milk and butter do you put into mashed potatoes

A: For 2 pounds of baking potatoes that are peeled and quartered you'd want to use 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup milk, salt and pepper to taste.


Q: What is the secret to the best mashed potatoes?

A: Use starchy potatoes like Yukon Gold, keep the size of your potato chunks consistent and not too small, put your potato chunks into cold salted water and bring to a boil rather than dumping potatoes into boiling water, don't overcook them, whip heated butter and heated cream separately into your mashed potatoes, don't over-mash your potatoes.