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Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 23 mins
Yield 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
The additions of sweet, rich caramelized onion and sharp goat cheese take these mashed potatoes from satisfactory to spectacular. We loved them with a grilled beef tenderloin steak.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 5 medium)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • protein 5.4 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 222 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • calcium 118 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook 22 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as liquid evaporates, scraping pan to loosen browned bits after each addition. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  2. . While onion cooks, place potato in a Dutch oven, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pan.

  3. . Place milk in a 1-cup glass measure. Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 30 seconds or until warm.

  4. . Add cheese to potato in pan. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher 3 or 4 times or until cheese melts. Add milk, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; mash to desired consistency. Stir in reserved onion, and serve immediately.

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