Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Add a deliciously tangy twist to the traditional side dish with these irresistibly creamy goat cheese and chive mashed potatoes. 

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed PotatoesSo. Here we are. FIVE days away from Christmas. And here I am with approximately 10% of my gift shopping completed. I’m usually not this behind in the game, but throw in multiple catered holiday events this week and last week, a medical emergency in my husband’s family and a resulting last minute trip out of town and I’m sure you can imagine…presents are not super high on my priority list.

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed PotatoesBut it will get done. And if I’m being honest, I think I secretly enjoy the rush of last minute holiday shopping? It’s kind of the same feeling when I remember when I would stay up all night writing my college papers the night before they were due and then somehow eke out an A.

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed PotatoesOnce a procrastinator, always a procrastinator.

One thing that I never seem to procrastinate on though is creating holiday menus (or any kind of menus for that matter). Whether it’s for my own celebration or for a client, menu planning just comes so naturally to me. Is it weird that I am simultaneously a good planner and a good procrastinator?

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed PotatoesMy favorite sides when it comes to holiday menus are stuffing and mashed potatoes. Like, YAS, bring on the carbs- the more, the merrier. And what I really love is is putting a new spin on the same old traditional sides that we’ve been having year in and year out. Nothing too crazy, but something that reinvigorates our enthusiasm for those tried and true holiday staples.

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed PotatoesThat’s what I’ve done with these Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes. Truth be told, I make them year round and have offered them up on the sides section of my catering menu for several years. But I thought now would be the perfect time to share them with all of you, when people are planning their holiday dinner menus and are maybe looking to shake things up just a little bit.

The simple act of mixing in some creamy, tangy goat cheese and fresh green chives takes mashed potatoes from basic to brilliant, and you’ll aways want to keep this recipe in your arsenal.

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed PotatoesIn my opinion, these Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes are best served without any lumps, and the best way to achieve that is to use a potato ricer. If you’ve never used one, they’re basically like a giant garlic press that will give you super smooth, lump free potatoes with minimal effort, every time.

If you’re going to make these for your holiday dinner- or any time for that matter- definitely make enough for leftovers. The onion-y flavor from the chives soaks in a little bit and makes them taste even better the next day.

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes

 

Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes
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Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Add a deliciously tangy twist to the traditional side dish with these irresistibly creamy goat cheese and chive mashed potatoes. 

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Denisse Salinas

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and quartered (or halved for smaller potatoes)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup chopped chives plus more for garnish
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water. Add potatoes, making sure they are completely submerged, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Drain potatoes and pass through a potato ricer back into the pot or into a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the butter until melted. Add the goat cheese and stir until completely combined. Add the milk and chives. Season with salt, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with extra chives.

 

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