Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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

"These were really good and really creamy. I love goat cheese and it gave mashed potatos a nice little kick. "
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 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


  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.


Per serving: 196 calories; 6 g fat (4 g sat, 1 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 2 g fiber; 165 mg sodium; 729 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (48% daily value), Potassium (21% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 high fat meat

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Ease of Preparation
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other

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