While it's hard to improve on classic comfort foods like mashed potatoes, a little tweak can go a long way. Goat cheese, leeks, and chives take this standard side dish to a new level of scrumptiousness.
This recipe may be more complex with a couple of extra steps, but trust me, it is worth it! They're so delicious that no butter or gravy is required. The pure flavors of tangy goat cheese, savory leeks, and soft onions will satisfy anyone. If you want to impress your guests with these mouthwatering mashed potatoes, read more!
2 1/2 pounds russet (baking) potatoes Serves 4-6.
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced well-washed white, pale green part of leek
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, minced
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup milk
6 ounces crumbled mild goat cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh chives
2 1/2 pounds russet (baking) potatoes