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Caramelized Onion Garlic & Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Simple hand-mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, garlic, and goat cheese. Buttery and flavorful too, so easy to make!
Course Side dish/veggie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 lbs. red potatoes rinsed, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. goat cheese at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. butter cut into cubes
  • 1/2 c. whoie milk or heavy cream
  • 1/3 - 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add onions and garlic, stirring occasionally, cooking until golden brown and soft, about 10-12 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large pot or Dutch oven. Fill 2/3-full with water.
  4. Stir in salt.
  5. Bring to a boil, and simmer potatoes for 10-12 minutes, or until soft and tender when pricked with a fork.
  6. Drain potatoes, and return to pot.
  7. Add onions and garlic, goat cheese, butter, heavy cream, 1/3 c. chicken stock, paprika, and brown sugar.
  8. Mash to desired consistency.
  9. Add salt & pepper, to taste.
  10. If potatoes are too thick, add chicken stock to make them a little looser.
  11. Serve hot.