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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

196.4 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 3g; fat 4.1g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 11mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 159IU 3% DV; vitamin c 11.8mg 20% DV; folate 20.6mcg 5% DV; calcium 122.2mg 12% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 39.8mg 14% DV; potassium 610.9mg 17% DV; sodium 386.4mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.