Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Mash

Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Mash

19 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Add some color to your mashed potatoes by adding some broccoli to the mix. We love the flavor of fontina cheese paired with broccoli, but any creamy cheese that melts well will work.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges
  • ¾ pound broccoli crowns, chopped (4 cups)
  • ¾ cup shredded fontina cheese
  • ½ cup nonfat milk, heated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add potatoes, cover and steam for 10 minutes. Place broccoli on top, cover and steam until the potatoes and broccoli are tender, 6 to 8 minutes more.
  2. Transfer the broccoli to a large bowl and coarsely mash with a potato masher. Add the potatoes, cheese, milk, salt and pepper and continue mashing to desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 135 calories; 4 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 35 mcg folate; 16 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,547 IU vitamin A; 60 mg vitamin C; 122 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 328 mg sodium; 195 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (31% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

Reviews 19

November 09, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
I love iet Hi everyone, I love brocoli, I think it-¦s awesome, and this recipe looks really great, I may try tonight, I have to say I-¦m useless at cooking so I-¦m a bit worry about it, I will use Spanish cheese as it is the only one I have at home,never mind I think it-¦ll be great anyway. Have a look at this website, I-¦m sure you-¦ll find it inspiring. kind regards Ana
November 26, 2010
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By: love_soso24
Loved it.. best mashed potatoe recipe.. kids ate it without even noticing that it contains "ugly and yucky broccolii"!!!
September 26, 2010
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By: margaretedith
I liked the way that you could really taste both the broccoli and the potato, shining through on their own and not buried in the bit of cheese.
September 01, 2010
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By: blangston
Best side dish I've ever made! There wasn't a drop left. A great way to jazz up broccoli. The cheese was tasty. I wouldn't change a think about the recipe!
May 08, 2010
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By: okimadoki
Excellent!!! Used a little more milk and salt than recipe called for based on personal preferences
January 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe was good, the fontina a great choice to meld the broccoli and potatoes. My 2 1/2 year old really liked it, as did my husband. They both like veggies, so this wasn't an issue of "hiding," but of finding new ways to enjoy standards at our house. I served this dish with roasted pork tenderloin & a salad... the whole meal took less than 30 minutes and timed out perfectly.
December 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I cant wait to make this later this week when my husb come in from work trip we both love broccoli and potaoes so this really looks awesome it will be on our menu alot !! and can get my grandson to eat this for sure !!
October 07, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I used to cater to my kids tastes, but then realized it got me no where. I've been adding more and more veggies to dishes and while they turn their nose as I'm prepping the food, they always love what I make. They'd eat Ramen all day if I let them, so I found a recipe where I could incorporate a ton of veggies into it, and they LOVE it!!
October 06, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I liked the recipe but my son is not stupid. Broccoli is broccoli.
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