The next item on our Hunger Games menu that I am sharing are these lovely Herb and Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Inspired by Prim's goat cheese, these potatoes have a subtle goat cheese flavor that goes really nicely with the fresh herbs. They are simple and fresh and are the perfect side dish to so many things!
Herb & Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup goat cheese, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or other herb of your choice, finely chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
Place potato chunks in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Thoroughly drain, and return cooked potatoes to low heat. Using a potato masher, mash and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and remaining moisture has evaporated. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine butter and cream. Stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Add hot cream and goat cheese to potatoes and stir until smooth. Add thyme and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add more cream or butter as needed to acheive desired consistency. Serve immediately.