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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Facts

135 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 328 mg sodium. 195 mg potassium; 17.1 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 7.3 g protein; 1547 IU vitamin a iu; 60 mg vitamin c; 35 mcg folate; 122 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 16 mg magnesium;

Reviews (19)

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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2011
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 http://www.asturiascheese.com/spanish-cheese Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I would have to say there is nothing hiding in this recipe the potatoes are green for heavens sake! We all thought these potatoes were very tasty. jaime Des Moines IA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I agree with most. If a child is taught to eat the veggies from a young age and don't give in to them...just cause they hear their friends say they hate veggies they will eat them. The norm. seems to be onions and mushrooms for most kids.... but if you teach a child to be a picky eater they will be. I make make spinach carrot squash add bacon bits and cheese to mashed potatoes frequently for a change. I've gotten more into eating yams now...for the health benefit. Always use lots of color when serving your meals. I had to laugh too when I read about cutting the potatoes when it just talked about not doing so. Go figure. Muis-Canada Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Anyone notice the irony of this recipe? Notice it says to cube the potato. Yet the page that linked this recipe stated not to cut up your potato when boiling as it cuts back on the nutrients available. Sorry just thought that was funny. AL Bellingham WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I can not understand parents who are hiding the vegetables. You are just giving in and starting the foundation for an unhealthy lifestyle in a childs future. dottie Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
We shouldn't "hide" vegetables from our children. If you introduce and encourage kids to eat veggies they can learn to love them to! Juli Johnson Oskaloosa IA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
My girls LOVE these things. No hiding necessary. The bit of mustard tip would give it a nice little kick. Try the same thing but with couscous instead of potatoes for another variation. Kristen Woodstock CT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Mash potatoes are high on the glycemic index. With broccoli & cheese the GI may drop to 70. Still that's too high. It seems this dish will make you fat. Can you use sweet potatoes or yams instead? Both of these other root vegetables have a lower GI value. Arnie San Diego CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I would substitute cauliflower in order to 'hide' the veggies. Also adding a bit of dry mustard and a couple of drops of Worchestershire sauce and 1/4 cup of low fat cheddar would give it more of a cheesy baked potato feel. You have to hide veggies not make them obvious!! J.Smith Whittier CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was the worst thing to feed my kids! They didn't like the way it looked. It was good though. Anonymous Phoenix AZ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I love mashed potatoes and especially when there's cheese. Adding broccoli is wonderful- it's what I do on my plate anyway! Paula CT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I liked the recipe but my son is not stupid. Broccoli is broccoli. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
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!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
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!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent!!! Used a little more milk and salt than recipe called for based on personal preferences Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Loved it.. best mashed potatoe recipe.. kids ate it without even noticing that it contains "ugly and yucky broccolii"!!! Read More