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Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

These soft and creamy goat cheese mashed potatoes are an easy, gluten-free, and cheesy potato side dish!
This recipe serves 4, but is easily halved or doubled.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs gold potatoes, peeled and quartered Look for "gold," "Yukon gold," "yellow," or "butter" potatoes
  • ½ cup whole milk (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup heavy cream (4 ounces)
  • 4 TB butter
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tsp salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Add potatoes to a large pot, cover with about 1" water, and bring to a boil.  Once the water is boiling, cook about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • While the potatoes cook, warm the milk and cream in a small pot over low heat. Keep the warm until ready to use.
  • Drain the potatoes.  Cut butter into 4 - 5 pieces, and add to the potatoes.  Add the goat cheese, half the salt, and half the warmed milk.
  • Use a potato masher or potato ricer to mash the potatoes, adding the remaining milk gradually.  Add the remaining salt to taste, and serve.
    Texture Tip:  If you didn't weigh your potatoes (and aren't sure if you are using a full 2 pounds), or if you like your mashed potatoes drier, you might not use all the milk or cream.
    Using a Hand Mixer: Another option is to whip the potatoes with an electric hand mixer instead of a masher or ricer.  Take care not to over-whip the potatoes, because they can develop a gluey consistency.
  • Leftovers / Make Ahead: This mash reheats well in the microwave, or add to casserole dish, cover, and place in a warm oven (350ºF) for 20-30 minutes. Store in a sealed container, refrigerate, and use within 3-4 days.  (I do not recommend freezing these potatoes.)

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 7.9mg