Mashed Potatoes and Leeks

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, April 3, 2012

Aired April 3, 2012

Serves 8
8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tablespoons butter
3 to 4 leeks, quartered lengthwise, chopped and washed
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 5.4-ounce wheels Boursin garlic and herb soft cheese or 6 ounces softened cream cheese
Chicken stock or whole milk, for mashing

Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil; salt water and cook potatoes until tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to hot pot.

Meanwhile, heat EVOO over medium heat and melt butter into warm oil. When butter foams, add leeks and wilt 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper.

Mash potatoes with leeks, lemon zest, soft cheese, stock or milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.