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 NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

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


"I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them."
-Nora Ephron, Screenwriter

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I love having herbed oil on hand. Basil oil is a great choice and is especially delicious in this recipe. You can use any herb oil you want to for this recipe - rosemary or thyme oil, for instance, will give these potatoes a lovely herbaceous flavor. (You could, of course, leave the oil out as well.)


Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Basil Oil

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe doesn't keep very well.

3 quarts water
1 lb yukon gold potatoes
1 ounce goat cheese
1/3 cup 2% milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp basil oil
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

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

Quarter the potatoes and add them 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, milk, salt and basil oil. Mash potatoes until creamy.

I like to leave some chunks of potatoes. If you like them smooth, be careful because over mashing will result in pasty potatoes.

Add ground black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 136 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 335mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 510 mg
Magnesium 30 mg