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Black Pepper & Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

November/December 2013

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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.


Black Pepper & Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Makes: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup low-fat milk, warmed
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per serving: 196 calories; 4 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 11 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 3 g fiber; 418 mg sodium; 611 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Potassium (17% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 high fat meat


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Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Fall
Winter
Style/Theme
Vegetarian
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more

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