Broccoli and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

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Broccoli and Cheddar Mashed PotatoesRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Jazz up those mashed potatoes by adding in hearty broccoli florets and melted cheddar cheese. 

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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1 1/4 pounds red potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 cup prechopped broccoli florets
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons water
1 1/4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper


1. Arrange potatoes in a microwave-safe dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Cut a 1/2-inch slit in plastic. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until tender; transfer to a bowl. Microwave buttermilk in a microwave-safe cup 30 seconds; pour buttermilk and 2 tablespoons olive oil over potatoes. Mash until mostly smooth.

2. While potatoes cook, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli florets to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add lemon juice and water to pan; cover, reduce heat, and cook 4 minutes or until tender. Stir broccoli, cheese, salt, and pepper into potatoes. Serve potatoes immediately.

Created date

January 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 239
Fat 13.2 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 7.7 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 358 mg
Calcium 123 mg
Sugars 4 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g