In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with strong-flavored blue cheese and freshly ground black pepper instead of butter. These mashed potatoes are an amazing side to grilled steak or chicken. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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  • Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

  • Stir milk, blue cheese and pepper into the potatoes.


Make Ahead Tip: Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 386 mg sodium. 611 mg potassium; 34.2 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 6.5 g protein; 159 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 21 mcg folate; 122 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 40 mg magnesium;