Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Potato Stacks

I don’t eat beef very often. In fact, you may have noticed that there are no recipes featuring beef on my blog because it’s a protein I very rarely cook at home. But, every once in awhile I get a craving for a juicy medium rare dry-aged New York strip steak or hamburger smothered in cheese and mushrooms. Well, after making these cute little potato stacks last night, I’ve been completely dreaming of the former because I can just imagine them on the a la carte menu of a fancy steakhouse!

I decided to put some extra effort into our side dish last night and layered pan-fried potato slices with two of my very favorite ingredients – goat cheese and caramelized onions. I’m normally too impatient to wait for onions to caramelize but it was definitely worth doing so for these little guys. They are perfect for serving to guests and oh so tasty!

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Potato Stacks
Printable Recipe

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 large yellow onions, cut into thin strips
2 large potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch thick round slices
6 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium low heat in a large nonstick pan and cook onions for 30 to 40 minutes, or until caramelized, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, working in batches, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick pan and cook potato slices until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Mix goat cheese, parmesan cheese, and milk in a small bowl until smooth.

To assemble the potato stacks, top a potato slice with some goat cheese spread and caramelized onions. Do this two more times for each stack so that you have 10 stacks containing three potato slices each. Makes 5 servings of 2 stacks each.

Nutrition: 328 calories, 17.2g fat, 4.3g fiber, 12.5g protein per serving
Cost: $1.01 per serving

42 Responses to Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Potato Stacks

  1. Like you, I don’t eat a ton of beef, but every so often that craving will hit. And you’re right, these would be so perfect with a good steak!

  2. Kerstin, Love these little potato stacks. Caramelized onions are so good, I make them a lot. And we dry age our own steaks. Have a whole ribeye in the dedicated aging fridge right now. My hubby would eat a steak every night, but I try to not have them too often.
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  3. Such a unique and inventive side combing all my favs! Try caramelizing onions on the bbq with in a cast iron pan, works fab! no smell in the house!

  4. Oh my! I think the caramelized onion/goat cheese combination is basically the best in the world. These look very delicious and would be so perfect for serving to guests!

  5. You’ve hit on one of my absolute favorite flavor combos. I admit that caramelizing the onions can take a bit of time, but it’s so worth it. I usually make a double batch and freeze some extra to use in other recipes.

  6. I used to hardly ever eat beef either – till I met Michael. :) These potato stacks are perfect. I’m w. Sophie – caramelized onions and goat cheese are the best!

  7. These look so, so good. So many ingredients I love all rolled into one. Yum! I love beef and agree these would be delicious alongside a steak.

  8. How adorable! Is it wrong to say that about something that’s not dessert, LOL!? But yeah, I could see a few of these along side a bloody steak…mmmm…steak 😉 Seriously, they sound delish =)

  9. These are so fancy and elegant looking! And I can imagine how fantastic they taste. The flavors rock! Caramelize onions are worth the extra time.

  10. I think I have to host a blogger get-together just so you’ll bring these for me to try. I can see them being such an adorable party app! And yeah, they’d be awesome with steak! Rare for me. :)

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