Whenever a big holiday is coming up, I love to spend the weeks leading up to it working on new recipes. I especially love working on side dishes that make my life easier on the big day!
Although I won’t be cooking for a big group again this year, I’m still going to be cooking up quite a bit for our little family so I thought I would try out a new recipe as a side dish.
These Herb and Garlic Goat Cheese Mash Potatoes are so delicious, and so easy to make!
Here is what you need:
3 Pounds of Large Yukon Gold Potatoes
5 Garlic Cloves
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
8 Ounces of Garlic and Herb Goat cheese
4 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
1 Cup of Sour Cream
1/2 Cup of Half and Half
1 Cup of Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Bunch of Chives for Garnish, Chopped
First up, get everything you need out in front of you so you can do the prep work. Peel the potatoes and slice them into 3/4 inch chunks. Peel the garlic, and chop up your chives.
Next, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Fill up a large pot with water, and add the potatoes, garlic, and bring it all to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook until tender. I’ve never added whole cloves of garlic to the potatoes like this before but it’s a really great hack because once the potatoes are done the garlic is soft. It made my kitchen smell so good while the pot boiled.
Drain the potatoes and garlic mix them together in a food processor or with your hand mixer. I left mine a little bit chunky because that’s how I like them, but mix them to your preference.
While they are still hot, add in the goat cheese, butter, sour cream, the half and half, and then add more salt and pepper. Mix together, and pour the mixture into your baking dish.
Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top, and it’s ready for the oven! I actually made this earlier in the day so I put it in the fridge for a few hours, and when I was ready I popped it into the oven for 30 minutes.
I broiled this batch for a couple minutes so the top was crispy, and that was it! Sprinkle with those chives you chopped up, and voila – all done!
It’s a very tasty side dish that’s a bit more fun than the usual mashed potatoes for Easter dinner. This is so easy to do, and I love that you can make it ahead as well!
I’m going to try to share at least one more Easter recipe before the big day – stay tuned!
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.