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Caramelized Leek & Thyme Boursin Mashed Potato

Posted at 8:07 AM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 11:07:03-05


Prep Time

Total Time

4-6 servings

15 minutes

45 minutes



2 pounds mashed potatoes (prepared, hot)

2 cups finely diced leeks (white part only)

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1 Tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon thyme, finely chopped

1 round – 5.2 ounces Boursin garlic and fine herb cheese

kosher salt

black pepper


Keep hot mashed potatoes on the side until ready to add leek/thyme/Boursin mixture.

In a medium heavy bottom sauté pan over medium high heat, add butter and oil allow butter to melt and heat, add leeks, stirring occasionally, cook till soft, approximately 6-8 minutes.  Turn heat down to medium/low or low, slowly cooking and stirring leeks for additional 6-8 minutes.  Add thyme, stir to combine, cook for an additional 12-15 minutes, continue to stir, do not let it burn. Add the Boursin cheese, stir till cheese is completely melted and season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Add the mixture into the hot mashed potatoes, fold mixture gently into the potatoes until fully incorporated.

Dish and serve!

Happy Holidays!

Note: This can be made ahead of time and heated up prior to serving.