Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?" -Paul Sweeney

The refrigerator light goes on...

These mashed potatoes are a perfect side dish for almost any main course. The best part is that they are lower in sodium because the goat cheese is salted but the tangy and umami flavor of the cheese really helps balance the flavor.



Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. Leftover mashed potatoes are great.

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe by Dr. Gourmet


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 2 ounces semi-soft goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 large green onion (green half only, thinly sliced)
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Quarter the potatoes and add to the stock pot. Cover with water by about an inch.

Bring to boil and then reduce heat until the water is simmering.

Cook the potatoes about 15 - 20 minutes until slightly soft in the middle. They should give when squeezed.

Remove from heat and drain water.

Add goat cheese, buttermilk, salt and green onions.

Mash potatoes until creamy. I like to leave some chunks.

If you like them smooth, be careful because over mashing will result in pasty potatoes. Add fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 122 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 8%
    Saturated Fat 3g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 8 mcg Potassium 446 mg
Magnesium 26 mg