Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

What we have here is a great side dish. Perfect for any Holiday meal or just to
go with weeknight dinner. I have a thing for baked potatoes with broccoli and
cheese and one day I was thinking how could I make a mashed potato version?
I came up with this and it was truly awesome. I hope you enjoy!

 Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

1 - 5 pound bag yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut
1 large head fresh broccoli - cut into florets
4 ounces butter
3/4 cups of milk
3 ounces cream cheese
2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper
16 ounces of grated cheddar cheese, save some for top

1) Put cold water in a large pot put about 1 tablespoon salt in the water.
Add potatoes and garlic cloves and boil for about 45 minutes or until fork
tender. During the last 10 minutes of boiling add your broccoli and cook
in the potatoes until broccoli is soft but still bright green. Drain the water
and put back in pot. Add butter, cream cheese, milk, cheese, pepper & salt


  1. i love broccoli and cheese soup, so imagine these would be tasty!

  2. Oh my Lord, what have you done now? I really need to learn not to blog surf when I'm waiting to eat dinner. This looks totally amazing Val. Pinning.

  3. my favorite side at holidays is broccoli cheese and rice but i think i want to try making this now! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. This dish combines all of my favorite foods, broccoli, cheese, and potatoes. YUM! So excited to try this.

  5. That would comfort me so much right now. yum.

  6. This looks like the most perfect comfort food ever! YUM!

  7. This looks so good!! And looks like a good way to get those that normally eat broccoli to actually eat it. :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  8. You could eat this as a main dish! Amazing comfort food. My kids love broccoli - they called them trees - they would love this combo!

  9. Sooo, since this has broccoli and potatoes, that's technically a vegetable side dish, right? :) I could eat shovels of these fluffy, fabulous mashed potatoes, Val!

  10. I like your combination and it is a great way to get picky eaters to eat more vegetables.

  11. What a delicious idea! I love broccoli so I know I'd love these cheesy mashed potatoes.


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