How much tradition do you like on your Thanksgiving table? Is it just not the same without your family heirloom recipes for turkey, stuffing and green bean casserole? Or do you prefer to flex your creative muscles and trick out your menu with fancy stuff like cranberry coulis or pumpkin panna cotta? Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle. Traditional flavors, but with enough twist to keep things interesting. Right at home on my holiday table? These dreamy Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes.
I love potatoes, but I never really spent much time perfecting the classic mash. That is, until I got into pressure cooking with my Instant Pot (not sponsored, I just can’t get enough of this thing!). It eliminates the hassle of peeling, chopping and standing watch over the boiling pot, so the whole dish comes together almost effortlessly. And with all that saved work, there’s time to take an extra step to gild the lily with a perfectly swirled, crisp and golden top for that holiday wow-factor to make your guests swoon.
I’ve included instructions below for a conventional stovetop method as well, but in my kitchen I’ll be taking advantage of better living through pressure cooking. If that appeals to you too, maybe you know what to ask Santa for this year? (Amazon Affiliate link FYI)
This dish gets most of its flavor from the goat cheese, which keeps things rich and luxurious without relying on loads of cream and butter like other recipes. Just plenty of straight-up potato goodness- which includes lots of potassium and vitamin C, so don’t dismiss the tasty tuber as nutritionally bankrupt!
I’ll keep it short and sweet because the big day is RIGHT around the corner… less talking, more mashing! Happy turkey day everyone!!