Smashed Potatoes With Goat Cheese & Chives

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy side dish with great flavor. I love the goat cheese in this! If you want to make these ahead, chill them and reheat before serving, adding some extra liquid. Stir in the chives right before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan, and cover with cold water to 2 inches above. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Return the potatoes to pan over low heat; add remaining 1 teaspoon salt and butter to pan. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  2. Add cheese and peper to potato mixture; stir until cheese melts. Stir in milk; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in chives.
Most Helpful

While trying to thin out my magazinie recipe clipping collection I ran across this one and decided to make it tonight since I had goat heese in the house. It was just ok for me. I love goat cheese and potatoes but it felt like it was missing something else to give it some oomph. It certainly wasn't bad but just didn't knock my socks off enough for me to keep the recipe. Regarding prep, its simple and quick to make, would be a great after work side dish.

Kelly M. March 13, 2011

I will start off by saying that I am not a big fan of potatoes but occassionally make them to please my boyfriend who is a potato-holic. These were wonderful! I followed Becky's advice and left some potatoes with skin on and used peppercorn goat cheese and skipped the additional pepper. When I was done these looked restaurant-quality and tested even better. I actually liked them and will be making them again. Thanks for posting!

cyaos June 29, 2009

***MADE FOR PAC SPRING 2009*** AWESOME!! Need I say more?!? My daughter-in-law introduced me to goat cheese about a month ago, and I'm hooked. I used red skin potatoes in this, and peeled some, and left some with skins on. I love the texture skins give mashed potatoes. The goat cheese in here makes this dish so creamy. I did bump up the black pepper only because I like it a bit more kicked up. Thanks rbrynsaas for a great recipe.

Becky in Wisconsin March 25, 2009