Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Broccoli Smashed Potatoes

Add a boost of broccoli nutrition and flair to your mashed potatoes with this simple recipe.


1.5 pounds new potatoes
2 cups broccoli florets
½ cup fat free half and half
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (*use a gluten-free brand such as Trader Joes if you are on a gluten-free diet)
½ to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup chives
salt and pepper to taste


Wash and scrub potatoes and cook them by boiling in a large pot of water until soft when pieced, about 25-30 minutes. Meanwhile cook the broccoli until tender- by either boiling them in a pot of water, steaming in a pyrex dish in an half inch of water or even quicker, put them in a Glad® Simply Cooking™ Microwave Steaming Bag and heat on high for about 2-3 minutes. Drain and cool the cooked potatoes and broccoli for 5- 8 minutes and place in a large bowl. Mash them together with a fork for a minute or two In a small bowl whisk together the half and half, garlic powder, parmesan cheese and chives together and pour them into the potatoes and broccoli. Continue to mash until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 cups, eight servings

Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories 140 Protein 5 g Carb 28 g Fiber 4 g Sugars 0 g Fat 1 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 45 mg


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