Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes
gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free and vegan/vegetarian options
  • 1 lb organic red potatoes, unpeeled and quartered
  • 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) soft goat cheese, plus a little more for serving
  • splash or two goat milk (regular milk will also work, I used a little local raw goat's milk)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place the unpeeled potatoes and the peeled garlic clove in a medium pot and cover with water by 1 inch. Add a generous pinch of salt, partially cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes well and return to the pot. Place over a low heat for a minute or two, to evaporate the rest of the water.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the goat cheese and a splash of milk, mash with a potato masher or use a hand mixer. Adding more milk until the desired consistency is reached. Near the end of mashing add in the chives, reserving a small amount for serving. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve topped with chives and crumbled goat cheese.
if you can't have dairy, leave out the goat cheese and add in a little olive oil or vegan butter and opt for a splash of an unsweetened non-dairy milk or chicken stock instead of the milk
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at https://tasty-yummies.com/gluten-free-thanksgiving-for-two/