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


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

about 3/4 cup
196 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 34.2g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 3g; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 11mg; vitamin a iu 159IU; vitamin c 11.8mg; folate 20.6mcg; calcium 122.2mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 39.8mg; potassium 610.9mg; sodium 386.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 starch, 1/2 high fat meat