I make these Herb and Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes all the time! This recipe is my go to for creamy flavorful mashed red potatoes that pair with just about every savory dish. Besides being completely addictive they are super easy.
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Growing up there were always mashed potatoes served at family meals and holiday get togethers. You know the classic creamy potatoes with melted butter, maybe a little garlic. Nothing too fancy, that I always drowned in whatever gravy or sauce was close by.
I’ve had my share of potato dishes and have found that herbs, garlic, and onion are the best ingredients. Along with melted butter, heavy cream, and goat cheese those boring old red potatoes have been elevated to a whole new side dish.
This is my rendition of a family classic recipe that I plan to share on my table for future mashed potato needs!
Dried Herbs and Spices in Mashed Potatoes
Using high quality herbs and spices truly enhances a basic potato recipe. I partnered with The Watkins Company to share with you my mashed red potato recipe inspired by all my family get togethers over the years.
All Watkins products are free from dyes, high-fructose corn syrup, added MSG and other artificial ingredients. Which means I know what I’m feeding to my friends and family.
Not everyone has access to fresh herbs or a garden. Especially during the winter when herbs are hard to come by. I always keep my cabinet stocked with an array of dried herbs and spice blends. Watkins products are available online at Watkins1868.com and at select stores nationwide. This recipe includes dried rosemary, dried thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Mashed Red Potatoes
The debate of Yukon verses Red Potatoes in the mashed potato department comes down to personal choice. I love the chunkiness of red potatoes and find them to be a great base for goat cheese.
Red potatoes are low in starch with a high level of vitamins and minerals. Always leave the skin on red potatoes to help retain their flavor.
Goat Cheese and Potatoes
Why goat cheese? Because the flavor is amazing!!! Since most mashed potato recipes use Yukon potatoes and this one involves red potatoes, the addition of goat cheese really adds flavor to the dish.
How to Store Mashed Potatoes
Place room temperature mashed potatoes in an air tight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Simply remove from fridge and place in small pot on low heat and stir with a little butter to warm before serving. You can also scoop out mashed potatoes into a microwave safe bowl and heat.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- 2 Pounds (907 grams) Red Potatoes skin on, cut into quarters
- 6 Ounces Goat Cheese
- 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter divided
- ¾ Cup Heavy Cream
- ¼ Cup Shallots chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced, *optional
- 1 teaspoon Watkins Organic Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon Watkins Organic Thyme Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Watkins Organic Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ teaspoon Watkins Organic Black Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- In a large pot of cold water, bring the potatoes to a boil. Salt the water and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a small skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter on medium heat and cook shallots until until they begin to brown evenly, then turn heat down to low and continue to cook until very soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. *Option to add three cloves of minced garlic to the shallots.
- Drain the potatoes, return the potatoes to the pot and mash over low heat, or mash in the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the rosemary, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and heavy cream.
- Add the cooked shallots and goat cheese crumbles. Fold into mashed potatoes until evenly distributed.
- Serve the potatoes warm, topped with additional 2 tablespoons butter.
If you make these goat cheese red mashed potatoes please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you have made is my favorite!