Author Notes: The goat cheese in these mashed potatoes cuts the fat in half and tricks literally everyone who eats them - no one can tell it isn't all butter and cream! They make a great holiday side dish, especially when you already have a spread of rich dishes. —alyson mance
small/medium eastern potatoes, cut into chunks
sprigs rosemary, chopped (makes about 2 tablespoons)
cups half and half
head roasted garlic
cup goat cheese (about 5 ounces)
teaspoon each salt and pepper, to start
chopped chives, for garnish
- In a large pan, heat enough salted water to cover the potatoes. Once boiling, add the potatoes and cook until fork-tender.
- Meanwhile, combine all other ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer until cheese and butter have melted and mixture is warm throughout, 10-12 minutes. Once potatoes are ready, drain the water and add them back to the pan. Slowly pour in the milk mixture in increments and mash using a potato masher. Once potatoes have reached desired thickness, adjust salt and pepper to taste, garnish with chives and serve immediately.