Black Pepper & Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Black Pepper & Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup low-fat milk, warmed
  • ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

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  1. 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.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: about ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 196 calories; 4 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 159 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 122 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 386 mg sodium; 611 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, ½ high fat meat