Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

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No more boring potatoes! Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes topped with crispy pancetta and fresh green onions! Mashed Potatoes of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Throw boring homemade mashed potatoes out the window with these Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes topped with pancetta! YUM is right!

Anxiety.

What do you think of when you think of that word?

Does it bring your more anxiety to think about it?

I think to a certain extent we all struggle with anxiety.

People can get anxious driving late a night. Taking an elevator up to the top of a building. Flying to a different country. Trying an unknown food for the first time. Walking down an alley in the dark. Being at home by yourself. Letting your children stay at a friends house.

No more boring potatoes! Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes topped with crispy pancetta and fresh green onions! Mashed Potatoes of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

When I looked up what the word actually meant {thanks google :)}, a whole slew of stuff popped up. The top 5 were about Anxiety Disorder, which tells me we have a very anxious society! Once I finally scrolled past the anxiety disorder links I found the Wikipedia definition of Anxiety.

Check this out ….

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat; whereas anxiety is the expectation of future threat.

That last line is the kicker “anxiety is the expectation of a future threat.”

No more boring potatoes! Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes topped with crispy pancetta and fresh green onions! Mashed Potatoes of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Translation -> we live in fear, worry, or uneasiness of the thought that something bad MIGHT happen. Even though it hasn’t happened yet.

Doesn’t sound like a very fun way to live does it? To live in fear of something that may or may not happen. What happens if it never happens? What then?

When we are anxious about something it is showing us something deeper than just our feelings. It is a trigger to us of a false belief that we have about God or ourselves.

Do we really think that God is bigger than our biggest most horrible fear? That thing you think would absolutely “wreck you” if it happened? If we think he is bigger, than there is no reason to be anxious. Right?!

The awesome thing about God is that when we feel weak, anxious, worrisome, or fearful. We just need to give/release that thing we are worrying about to him and he carries that burden for us.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

No more boring potatoes! Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes topped with crispy pancetta and fresh green onions! Mashed Potatoes of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

So today. Do not worry about the things that may or may not happen tomorrow, this weekend, or this month. Just rest and enjoy the day!

Like for starters, check out this amazing recipe. Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, its totally as good and BETTER than it sounds. I made these the same night I made the Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Apples and OMG – probably the best night ever!

These Mashed Potatoes are super creamy, with a unexpected hint of heat from the horseradish, and a speckling of salty pancetta to even everything off. Top it with freshly sliced green onions and this just became the mashed potatoes of your dreams! {or not dreams … reality … because you ARE making these}

I don’t know about you, but these are totally on my Easter Dinner menu! Served along side a juicy Brown Sugar Glazed Ham. Want to come over for dinner? 🙂

No more boring potatoes! Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes topped with crispy pancetta and fresh green onions! Mashed Potatoes of your dreams! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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Creamy Goat Cheese Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6- 8 servings
  • Category: Side Dishes, Holiday,

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. red potatoes, diced (skin on)
  • 1/2 cup of 2% milk
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish (not the sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil
  • 3 oz. of pancetta, diced
  • 1/4 cup of green onions, sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add potatoes to a large pot filled with water. Place on medium high heat, and cook for 15-20 minutes (the smaller you cut your potatoes the shorter it will take)
  2. In meantime, heat a medium size non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Add grape see oil and pancetta to the pan.
  3. Saute until pancetta is slightly browned, about 4-6 minutes. Remove from pan and place on paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  4. Once potatoes are done, drain water from pot leaving just the potatoes. Add milk, goat cheese, garlic clove, horseradish, salt, and pepper. Using a hand mixer or potatoes masher, mash your potatoes to desired consistency. (and make sure that goat cheese is completely combined)
  5. Add in pancetta and green onions, mix in and serve!

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33 Responses
    1. Hurray! So glad it encouraged you girl! And hey, with all the moving/selling your house stuff going on I can totally see how the stress levels would go up. 🙂 You are so right now, don’t worry about the stuff you can’t control!

    1. Oh… yeah it was just something I was thinking about. Ya know, so of course I write about it. 🙂 Not something I struggle with, only on occasion.

      THanks so much for the foodie love and the pin!

  1. not to make light of anxiety, because I know all to well what that can do to a person, but it would be hard to feel anything but happy while enjoying these potatoes – LOVE the addition of horseradish, and will be adding them to our Easter feast

  2. Lois

    Yummy looking dish! We grow our own and make horseradish so I look for ways to use it.
    Fear:false evidence appearing real
    I heard a pastor say this years ago and it is so true. We get our eyes off Jesus and it’s real easy to freak out!
    Thanks for sharing truth on this blog

    1. So funny I just posted that quote on my facebook page yesterday!!!! Soo soo true!

      So glad you were encouraged today and thanks for encouraging me back Lois!

      And how cool that you grow your own horseradish, love it!

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