Rating: 4.9 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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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; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 17.1g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 1.2g; fat 4.4g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 16.1mg; vitamin a iu 1546.6IU; vitamin c 60.1mg; folate 35.5mcg; calcium 122.2mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 16.1mg; potassium 195mg; sodium 327.6mg.
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Reviews (5)

20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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
10/31/2011
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
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
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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
10/31/2011
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
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
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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
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
I liked the recipe but my son is not stupid. Broccoli is broccoli. Read More