Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996

Tangy goat cheese and buttermilk team up in these flavorful mashed potatoes.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 pounds all-purpose potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold (about 6 medium potatoes), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, cut into small pieces
  • Freshly ground white or black pepper, to taste


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  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large heavy saucepan. Add water to cover and season with salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, swirling, until it turns a nutty brown, about 1 minute. Stir in buttermilk and heat until just warm. (Do not overheat or it will curdle.)
  3. When potatoes are done, drain in a colander and return to the pan. Place pan over low heat and shake for about 1 minute to dry potatoes.
  4. Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer. Add enough of the buttermilk mixture to make a smooth puree. Stir in the goat cheese, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 196 calories; 6 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 16 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 267 IU vitamin A; 29 mg vitamin C; 116 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 186 mg sodium; 730 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (48% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, ½ high fat meat

Reviews 2

November 29, 2009
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By: eoshop
These were really good and really creamy. I love goat cheese and it gave mashed potatos a nice little kick.
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Made this for dinner last night. It was delicious! So much so that the whole table thought it was made with "loads of cream!" I was thrilled to tell them it was far from it!
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