Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 ½ lbs gold potatoes (about 6 medium sized), peeled and cubed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
  • ¼ cup low-fat sour cream
  • 4 to 6 ounces goat cheese


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, and just enough water to cover the potatoes.  Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn down the heat to medium and cook for about 20 minutes, or until very tender.
  3. Drain. Add potatoes back into the pan.
  4. Place the butter and milk into a microwave safe dish and heat for 1 minute (or place in a small sauce pan over low heat, and cook until the butter is melted).
  5. Add the milk mixture, remaining ½ teaspoon of salt, and sour cream to the potatoes.
  6. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer.
  7. Add cheese.  Mix well. 
  8. Serve immediately.

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