Chipotle-Chevre Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

Though I would never personally accuse mashed potatoes of being boring, this recipe sure gives them some kick. Made with ingredients I usually have in the house and easy to prepare. From tigersandstrawberries.com.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 lbs red potatoes, peeled and cut into medium dice
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and cloves separated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12-1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile (to your taste and heat tolerance)
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh chives
  • 5 -6 tablespoons fresh tangy chevre cheese
  • milk, as needed
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Put potatoes, garlic cloves and salt into a large pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer uncovered until potatoes are completely softened, but not falling apart.
  3. Drain potatoes and garlic, then put cooking pot back on the heat.
  4. Allow heat from burner to evaporate liquid. Add potatoes and garlic, and stir, allowing the burner to evaporate some excess moisture.
  5. Remove from burner, turn off heat, and add butter, chipotle, chives and chevre.
  6. Mash with a potato masher or hand-held mixer, until a soft puree is formed.
  7. After mashing, add whatever milk is necessary to whip the potatoes into a fine, light mash. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.