Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

A fresh spin on mashed potatoes gives great flavor and delicious texture and transforms them into a vibrantly colored side dish.


  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach leaves, thawed and drained well (squeeze water out)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Makes 6


  1. Steam potatoes in a large pot over an inch or two of water, covered for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli on top of the potatoes, cover and steam another 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove the broccoli with tongs to a large bowl, mash with a potato masher then add the potatoes, spinach, cheese, broth, salt and pepper and mash until smooth, there will still be some lumps.
  4. Serve hot topped with a sprinkle of cheese

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Nutrition facts

Serves 6

  • calories: 115
  • calories from fat: 32
  • carbohydrates: 16.3g
  • cholesterol: 10mg
  • dietary fiber: 3.5mg
  • potassium: 541mg
  • protein: 5.8g
  • saturated fat: 2.0g
  • sodium: 342mg
  • sugars: 2.0g
  • total fat: 3.5g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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